Study: Association between mild cognitive impairment and suicide risk

Is the risk of suicide attempt increased in patients diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia, and does the recency of diagnosis matter? In this propensity-matched cohort study of 147,595 older adults, the risk of suicide attempt was higher in patients with recently diagnosed MCI and those with recently diagnosed dementia compared with those without MCI or dementia, after adjusting for demographic characteristics and medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

Read the full article in JAMA Psychiatry.