Major depression is the psychiatric diagnosis most commonly associated with suicide. Lifetime risk of suicide among patients with untreated depressive disorder is nearly 20% (Gotlib & Hammen, 2002)
•2/3 of people who complete suicide are depressed at the times of their deaths
•7 out of every 100 men and 1 out of every 100 women who have been diagnosed with depression in their lifetime will go on to complete suicide.
•People who have had a dependence on alcohol or drugs in addition to being depressed are at greater risk for suicide
•Individuals who have multiple episode of depression are at greater risk for suicide than those who have had one episode
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