Suicide and no axis I psychopathology

  title={Suicide and no axis I psychopathology},
  author={Carl Ernst and Aleksandra Lalovic and Alain D. Lesage and Monique S{\'e}guin and Michel Tousignant and Gustavo Turecki},
  journal={BMC Psychiatry},
  pages={7 - 7}
BACKGROUND It is unclear why approximately 10% of suicide completers seem to be psychiatrically normal. To better understand this issue, we studied suicide completers without an axis I diagnosis and compared them, on measures of psychopathology other than axis I, to normal controls and suicide cases with axis I psychopathology. METHODS 168 suicide cases were examined by way of a psychological autopsy with the best possible informant. Sixteen cases did not meet criteria for an axis I diagnosis… CONTINUE READING