Determinants of suicidal ideation: the role of substance use disorders.

  title={Determinants of suicidal ideation: the role of substance use disorders.},
  author={K P Pages and Joan E Russo and Peter P. Roy-Byrne and Richard Ries and Deborah S Cowley},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={510-5; quiz 516-7}
BACKGROUND This study tested the hypothesis that the amount of psychoactive substance consumed (frequency and/or quantity), life problems resulting from this use, and a DSM-IV diagnosis of substance abuse/dependence are independent risk factors associated with increased suicidal ideation in a population of psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorder. METHOD 891 hospitalized patients with a primary diagnosis of nonpsychotic major depressive disorder (MDD) received a standardized… CONTINUE READING


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