Psychiatric Disorders Associated With Suicide

September 12, 2012

Suicide involves a complex array of psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors, and it is particularly likely to occur during periods of individual, family, and socioeconomic crises associated with loss and shame. What 3 psychiatric disorders are most often associated with suicide?

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Answer: D. Depression, bipolar disorder, and substance abuse are the 3 psychiatric disorders most often associated with suicide.* While suicide involves a constellation of factors, individuals facing personal, family, and socioeconomic crises are particularly susceptible to the overwhelming feelings of loss and shame that may lead to a suicide attempt.

*For further reading, see Psychopharmacological Treatment to Reduce Suicide Risk.