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Table 1 Prevalence of mental health and developmental conditions in adults who had attempted suicide

From: Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide

  Diagnosed n (%) Suspected n (%)
Alcohol/drug addictions and related disorders 12 (9.1) 8 (6.1)
Anxiety 75 (56.8) 21 (15.9)
Anorexia nervosa 19 (14.4) 2 (1.5)
Attention deficit and/or hyperactivity disorder 5 (3.8) 1 (0.8)
Autism spectrum condition 15 (11.4) 19 (14.4)
Bipolar disorder 9 (6.8) 6 (4.5)
Bulimia nervosa 9 (6.8) 1 (0.8)
Depression 103 (78.0) 15 (11.4)
Dyslexia 8 (6.1) 2 (1.5)
Dyspraxia 7 (5.3) 4 (3.0)
Epilepsy 4 (3.0) 0 (0.0)
Language delay 1 (0.8) 0 (0.0)
Learning difficulties 3 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
Obsessive compulsive disorder 14 (10.6) 8 (6.1)
Personality disorder 31 (23.5) 6 (4.5)
Schizophrenia 4 (3.0) 2 (1.5)
Tourette’s syndrome 1 (0.8) 0 (0.0)
Other 24 (18.2) 9 (6.8)
  1. Data in this table relate to all participants who completed the AQ and confirmed that they had attempted suicide (n = 132)