Table 1

Psychiatric comorbidity groups among older veterans on new AED monotherapy

Suicide-related behaviors Cases

N = 64

Controls

N = 768


Psychiatric Conditions

N (%)

N (%)


Affective Disorders#^

44 (68.8)

265 (34.5)


Serious Mental Illness*#

19 (29.7)

119 (15.5)


Substance Abuse/Dependence^

13 (20.3)

86 (11.2)


Other Mental Illness^

25 (39.1)

151 (19.7)


# Depression, Anxiety, PTSD

*Schizophrenia, Other Psychoses, Bipolar Disorder

^P < .001

Psychiatric comorbidity categories are not mutually exclusive; some patients had more than one concomitant psychiatric diagnosis.

VanCott et al. BMC Medicine 2010 8:4   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-4

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