Suicide attempts are associated with worse quality of life in patients with bipolar disorder type I.

@article{Abreu2012SuicideAA,
  title={Suicide attempts are associated with worse quality of life in patients with bipolar disorder type I.},
  author={Lena Nabuco de Abreu and Fabiano Gonçalves Nery and Jill M Harkavy-Friedman and Karla Matias de Almeida and Bernardo Carram{\~a}o Gomes and Maria A. Oquendo and Beny Lafer},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={125-9}
}
BACKGROUND The association between suicidal behavior and quality of life (QoL) in bipolar disorder (BD) is poorly understood. Worse QoL has been associated with suicide attempts and suicidal ideation in schizophrenic patients, but this relationship has not been investigated in BD. This study tested whether a history of suicide attempts was associated with poor QoL in a well-characterized sample of patients with BD, as has been observed in other psychiatric disorders and in the general… CONTINUE READING