Suicide


Suicide


Psychiatric illness with highest risk of suicide are

  • Depressive disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Other Substance dependence
  • Borderline personality Ds

Low CSF levels of 5HIAA [Hydroxy indole aceticacid ], a metabolite of serotonin associated with ↑ risk

Major Risk Factors Include

  • Male Sex
  • Age > 45 Yrs.
  • Divorced / Widowed
  • Unemployed
  • Chronic Illness
  • Family History
  • Poor Social Support

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