Many people with depression or bipolar disorder also suffer from anxiety. A new study published in the journal European Psychiatry finds that having an anxiety disorder doesn’t increase the risk of suicide attempts among those with major depression or bipolar disorder.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
However, researchers found that suicide attempts were more common in women than men. Other risk factors for suicide attempts are: hopelessness, aggression, hostility, and acting without thinking. People with anxiety disorders often have those qualities.