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Suicide Statistics? Dr. Bob Hsiung

Posted by MixedMary on November 10, 2007, at 16:16:32

What are the suicide statistics for those Dx with bipolar disorder?

The numbers are out there. Does anyone actually know them? (roughly)

How many attempt?

How many actually survive?

 

Re: Suicide Statistics? Dr. Bob Hsiung MixedMary

Posted by Dory on November 10, 2007, at 20:39:58

In reply to Suicide Statistics? Dr. Bob Hsiung, posted by MixedMary on November 10, 2007, at 16:16:32

i don't know about the attempt numbers, but the success rate is about 18%. When i applied for life insurance my premium was higher because 18% of Bpers committ suicide.

 

Re: Suicide Statistics? Dr. Bob Hsiung (Dory)

Posted by Mixedmary on November 11, 2007, at 14:25:51

In reply to Re: Suicide Statistics? Dr. Bob Hsiung MixedMary, posted by Dory on November 10, 2007, at 20:39:58

Dory that sounds about right I got approximately 10-15% of people with a bipolar diagnosis complete suicide. And obviously many more attempt suicide unsuccessfully.

I remember reading that in studies from the 1940's suicide rates of 30% and even 60% were reported in groups of bipolar patients.

That's it I just wanted to know the current percentage of completed suicides.



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