Suicidality in Subjects With Anxiety or Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Recent Advances

  title={Suicidality in Subjects With Anxiety or Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders: Recent Advances},
  author={Diego Vega and Lucas Giner and Philippe Courtet},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
Purpose of ReviewHistorically, anxiety disorders have not been considered as important determinants of suicide, but in the last years, many works have challenged this assumption. Here, we will review the available evidence on the relationship between suicide and anxiety disorders (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder), with special emphasis on findings published in the last years.Recent… 
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ABSTRACT Although generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is associated with suicide, not all dimensions of this relationship have been addressed. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between
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It is shown that OCD patients with specific OC symptom dimensions and severe OCD are more likely to have suicidal ideation during the pandemic, and the specific stress responses to COVID‐19 may be an underlying mechanism.
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Higher odds of concurrent anxiety, personality disorders, and alcohol- related diagnoses and lower odds of a comorbid psychosis diagnosis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other substance-related diagnoses in the population of suicide attempters compared to patients with suicidal ideation alone are found.
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The risk of suicidal behaviors must be carefully investigated in OCD patients, particularly those with symptoms of the sexual/religious dimension and comorbid major depressive disorder, PTSD, substance use disorders, and impulse-control disorders.
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Patients with Bipolar I and PTSD were at higher risk for suicidal ideation, implying the importance of diagnosis and risk assessment.