Chapter 7. Suicide and Bipolar Disorder

  1. Lakshmi N. Yatham3 and
  2. Mario Maj4
  1. Zoltán Rihmer1 and
  2. Jan Fawcett2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch7

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

How to Cite

Rihmer, Z. and Fawcett, J. (2010) Suicide and Bipolar Disorder, in Bipolar Disorder (eds L. N. Yatham and M. Maj), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661277.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Naples SUN, Naples, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis Medical University, Kútvölgyi Clinical Centre, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, National Institute of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721988

Online ISBN: 9780470661277

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Keywords:

  • suicide and bipolar disorder;
  • bipolar disorder, clinical and public health significance - illness with markedly elevated premature mortality;
  • suicidal behaviour, very rare in absence of current major mental illnesses;
  • suicide and attempted suicide - in major mood disorders;
  • previous suicide attempt - the most powerful predictor of completed suicide;
  • suicide risk and protective factors - in bipolar disorders;
  • suicide risk factors - in patients with bipolar disorders;
  • clinically detectable suicide risk factors - in bipolar disorders;
  • comorbid anxiety, an imminent risk factor for suicide;
  • suicide risk assessment and prevention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Suicide and attempted suicide in major mood disorders

  • Suicide risk and protective factors in bipolar disorders

  • References