Predictors of suicide ideation among older adults with bipolar disorder

Norm O'Rourke, Marnin J. Heisel, Sarah L. Canham, Andrew Sixsmith

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Bipolar disorder (BD) carries the greatest risk of death by suicide of all psychiatric conditions as 25%–50% of those with BD will make one or more suicide attempt, and about 15% will intentionally end their lives. Among young adults with BD, substance misuse, medication non-adherence, age at onset, and comorbid psychiatric conditions each predict self-harm. It is currently unclear if these same factors or others predict suicide ideation among older adults with BD.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0187632
JournalPLOS ONE, Edited by Kenji Hashimoto
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

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