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12 Jun 2011, 10:49 pm

I have read from good source that the successful rate of suicide amongst those diagnosed with Asperger's is 0.6% (compared with normal people whose suicide rate is 0.01%). Does anyone know the successful suicide rate of other mental disorders (looking for anything really, but bipolar and schizophrenia I definitely have an interest in)?



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13 Jun 2011, 5:23 am

Moving from Adult Autism Discussion to the Bipolar, Schizophrenic etc. forum. :arrow:


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13 Jun 2011, 11:03 am

I don't know percentages, nor do I know the rate of suicide attempts that succeeded in a person's death, but for bipolar disorder, if unmedicated, sufferers are 15 times more likely than the general population to attempt or commit suicide. Bipolar disorder tends to have the highest rate of suicide of all neuropsychiatric disorders. If you're interested in bipolar disorder in depth, I highly recommend The Bipolar Survival Guide by David J. Miklowitz. It tells you pretty much all you need to know, and it is unmatched in its level of knowledge, in my opinion. Most of my expertise about bipolar disorder came from this book.


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13 Jun 2011, 1:55 pm

I hope that's the success rate of all people with AS and not the success rate of all people with AS who attempt suicide. I hate to think we're that incompetent.



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13 Jun 2011, 6:32 pm

The highest demographic are prisoners I believe. A big factor is the environment you're in, and situation. Having a mental disorder though could affect your state of mind, but so could drugs such as alcohol, and other factors aswell.



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13 Jun 2011, 7:02 pm

Mahler7 wrote:
I have read from good source that the successful rate of suicide amongst those diagnosed with Asperger's is 0.6% (compared with normal people whose suicide rate is 0.01%). Does anyone know the successful suicide rate of other mental disorders (looking for anything really, but bipolar and schizophrenia I definitely have an interest in)?

I'd like to see your source. :)


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13 Jun 2011, 9:17 pm

Source is Valerie Gaus - Cognitive Therapy For Adult Asperger Syndrome - Either/or it's a high average suicide rate amongst people who are diagnosed.



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01 Jul 2011, 5:06 am

Mahler7 wrote:
I have read from good source that the successful rate of suicide amongst those diagnosed with Asperger's is 0.6% (compared with normal people whose suicide rate is 0.01%). Does anyone know the successful suicide rate of other mental disorders (looking for anything really, but bipolar and schizophrenia I definitely have an interest in)?


I can't provide exact numbers (as I'm too tired to look them up at the moment) but bi-polar disorder, type I anyway, I believe, has a high suicide rate. Schizophrenia has a high death rate though that isn't all due to suicide. OCD has a lower than average suicide rate, which I find rather interesting and think it might be due to the extremely transient nature of the tormenting factors (when the ritual or intrusive thought is over, it's over and the person feels fine) and the fact that people with OCD tend to worry about others more than themselves, not due to some highly developed sense of empathy, but as a manifestation of the disorder. Rather than thinking "I want to die," a person with OCD is more likely to be occupied by the uncontrollable thought of "What if (whoever) dies?" and may even be prohibited form killing themselves by the disorder itself. For example, developing the sensation "If you kill yourself x bad thing will happen. In fact, if you even think about killing yourself, x bad thing will happen." And the OCD ultimately wins over any egotistical intentions.