Comparative study of suicide risk in depressive disorder patients with and without problem drinking
Article first published online: 18 AUG 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2011 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 65, Issue 5, pages 529–532, August 2011
How to Cite
Matsumoto, T., Azekawa, T., Uchikado, H., Ozaki, S., Hasegawa, N., Takekawa, Y. and Matsushita, S. (2011), Comparative study of suicide risk in depressive disorder patients with and without problem drinking. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 65: 529–532. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2011.02248.x
- Issue published online: 18 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 18 AUG 2011
- Received 6 August 2010; revised 11 June 2011; accepted 14 June 2011.
- depressive disorder;
- problem drinking;
- suicide risk
The present study sought to determine whether the co-occurrence of problem drinking heightens suicide risk in individuals with depression in Japan, using a sample of 784 outpatients (287 men and 497 women) with depressive disorder. Female subjects with at least a moderate problem drinking showed significantly more severe depression and suicidality than those without, but no such difference was identified in men.