E. Olie, FranceCHU Montpellier Psychiatric Emergency and acute care
Moderator Of 1 Session
Bipolar disorder is highly related to increased risk of suicidal behaviour, and the identification of patients at risk is considered clinically meaningful. A variety of associated risk factors have been identified, but it is unclear whether they differ or take their origins with regard to patient age, thus leading to highlight some vulnerability windows. Dr Romero will discuss which factors are associated with suicidal behavior in adolescents with bipolar disorders, thus describing a specific window of vulnerability. Pr Etain will highlight that suicidal risk may take its origins very early, and especially in the case of exposure to childhood maltreatment. He will show that salient dimensions of emotional regulation and impulsivity mediate the link between early stressors and suicide attempt later in life. Based on a large cohort of bipolar disorder patients, Pr Courtet will then address the question whether depressed suicidal patients will have a similar course of bipolar disorder at a two-years follow up in comparison to depressed non-suicidal patients. Finally, Dr Lengvenyte will present clinical and cognitive risk factors for suicidal events in patients with late-onset bipolar disorder. This symposium will discuss suicidal risk in bipolar disorders through the lifespan including its origins in childhood, early and late windows of vulnerability and longitudinal course.