Suicidality and HIV status

F. Patrick McKegney, Mary A. O'Dowd

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Abstract

Among psychiatric consultation patients, 322 AIDS patients were significantly less suicidal than 82 other HIV-positive patients and were comparable in suicidality to 1,086 patients with negative or unknown HIV status. AIDS patients had significantly more organic mental disorders. Organicity, denial, acceptance, and/or preoccupation with a fatal illness may reduce suicidality in AIDS patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume149
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992

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Suicidality and HIV status. / McKegney, F. Patrick; O'Dowd, Mary A.

In: American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 149, No. 3, 1992, p. 396-398.

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McKegney, FP & O'Dowd, MA 1992, 'Suicidality and HIV status', American Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 396-398.
McKegney, F. Patrick ; O'Dowd, Mary A. / Suicidality and HIV status. In: American Journal of Psychiatry. 1992 ; Vol. 149, No. 3. pp. 396-398.
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