Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder – Part 2 of 3
During that time, 7684 of the veterans committed suicide. Slightly half of them had at least one psychiatric diagnosis. All of the psychiatric conditions included in the ponder – depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and other disquiet disorders – were associated with increased risk of suicide.
And “In men, the risk of suicide was greatest for those with bipolar disorder, followed by depression, substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, other hunger disorders and PTSD,” the researchers wrote. “In women, the greatest risk of suicide was found in those with substance abuse disorders, followed by bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD and other anxiety disorders”.