Depressive disorders : 36-90%Q
Alcohol dependence or abuse : 43-54%Q
Personality disorder : 5-44%
Drug dependence or abuse : 4-45%
Schizophrenic disorder : 3-10%
Organic mental disorders : 2-7%
More than 95% cases: psychiatric disorder, mostly depression( 45%)
Causes: Depression : 15%
Personality disorders: 5%
Age > 40 years
Males (males commit more while females attempt more)
Single, unmarried, widowed
Attempts: 1% complete suicide in 1 year
Paradoxical suicide: suicide when depression is improving.
Diogenes Syndrome :
- This is characterized by Gross-self-neglect, especially among elderly reclusive persons, through not always.
- Some Authorities believe that this is an end-stage personality Disorder, some have Schizophrenia, dementia.
- As well as neglect the person may live in Squalor, refuse any offers of help and sometimes hoard rubbish (Syllogomania) yet be seemingly unconcerned about their situation.