Bipolar disorder and suicidal behaviour


JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.3, 2013 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/bdi.12088
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS
  • Keywords: bipolar disorder, suicidal behaviour, risk factors


Suicide risk in people with bipolar disorder is an important public health concern. The present literature shows that, patients with bipolar disorders are at higher risk of attempted and completed suicide than that of patients with unipolar major depression. Among patients with different clinical manifestations of major mood disorders (unipolar major depression, bipolar I and bipolar II disorder), bipolar patients in general, and bipolar II subjects in particular carry the highest risk of suicide.