Suicide Risk In Individuals With Bipolar Disorder Is Higher Than In Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Contributed by: Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA

Ask the Expert | December 7, 2016

We know that suicide risk is a major concern in those suffering from mental illnesses such as major depression. Can you discuss the risk of suicide in regard to those individuals with bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder is the psychiatric condition with the highest prevalence of attempted or completed suicides.1 In fact, the risk of suicide…

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