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Melancholia and the probability and lethality of suicide attempts

  • Michael F. Grunebaum (a1), Hanga C. Galfalvy (a1), Maria A. Oquendo (a1), Ainsley K. Burke (a1) and J. John Mann (a1)...

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We compared suicide attempts associated with melancholic v. non-melancholic major depression in 377 patients. Controlling for depression severity and other covariates, melancholia at baseline assessment was associated with more serious past suicide attempts and with the probability of suicide attempt during follow-up.

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Dr Michael F. Grunebaum, Department of Neuroscience, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Box 42, New York, NY 10032, USA. Tel: 212 543 5842; fax: 212 543 6017; e-mail: mfg14@columbia.edu

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Melancholia and the probability and lethality of suicide attempts

  • Michael F. Grunebaum (a1), Hanga C. Galfalvy (a1), Maria A. Oquendo (a1), Ainsley K. Burke (a1) and J. John Mann (a1)...
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