Delusional Depression and Suicide

Masashi Hori*, Hiroyasu Shiraishi, Junzo Koizumi

*この研究の対応する著者

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Abstract: During the 12‐year period of retrospective observation, 38 cases of 93 major depressive inpatients were delusional and the remainders were nondelusional. We evaluated the differences on several variables, especially about suicide, between the two groups. The mean age at the onset of illness of delusional depressive patients was higher than that of nondelusional ones. The incidence of psychomotor retardation was lower in the former group than in the latter. The frequency of suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts were higher in the former group than the latter. The suicidal methods in the delusional depressives tended to be more active and violent than those in nondelusional depressives and were supposed to have a twofold mortality than those in the nondelusional ones. We discussed this high rate of suicides of delusional depression from the viewpoint of disinhibition of psychomotor retardation, chronicity, partial affinity of delusional depressives to schizophrenics and neuroendocrinological perspective.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)811-817
ページ数7
ジャーナルPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
47
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 1993 12
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神経科学(全般)
  • 神経学
  • 臨床神経学
  • 精神医学および精神衛生

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