Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of suicide and control subjectsa

Group no.GroupDiagnosisAge (yr)RaceGenderPMI (h)Brain pHCause of deathDrug toxicityAntidepressants(Yes/No)
1ControlNormal37BlackMale57.1ASCVDNoneNo
2ControlNormal31BlackMale87.2GSWNoneNo
3ControlNormal46BlackMale97.1Multiple injuriesNoneNo
4ControlNormal33WhiteMale157GSWNoneNo
5ControlNormal48WhiteMale266.9ASCVDNoneNo
6ControlNormal38BlackMale166.9Lung sarcoidosisNoneNo
7ControlNormal65BlackFelame236.9ASCVDNoneNo
8ControlNormal52WhiteMale307.3ASCVDNoneNo
9ControlNormal63WhiteFemale307.1Ovarian cancerNoneNo
10ControlNormal37WhiteMale247ASCVDNoneNo
11ControlNormal72WhiteFemale236.9MVANoneNo
12ControlNormal42WhiteFemale236.9Mitral valve prolapseNoneNo
13ControlNormal31WhiteMale167.2MVANoneNo
14ControlNormal28WhiteMale136.8ElectrocutionNoneNo
15ControlNormal53WhiteMale156.9ASCVD
1SuicideMDD27WhiteMale247GSWNoneNO
2SuicideMDD44WhiteFemale117.2Drug overdoseNortriptylineYES
3SuicideMDD24WhiteMale77.1GSWEthanolNO
4SuicideMDD43WhiteMale127Drug overdosePropoxyphene, acetaminophenNO
5SuicideMDD53WhiteMale236.9Jumped 3rd floorNoneNO
6SuicideMDD41WhiteFemale277.1Drug overdoseAmitriptyline, desipramine,diphenhydramine, nortriptylineYES
7SuicideMDD36WhiteFemale187.2GSWNoneNO
8SuicideMDD38WhiteMale247Drug overdose, Ethanol overdoseEthanol, diphenhydramineNO
9SuicideMDD46WhiteFemale166.8Drug overdose, nortriptyline intoxicationNortriptylineYES
10SuicideMDD30WhiteMale177.1Hanging suicideVenlafaxineYES
11SuicideMDD74WhiteFemale277Suicide by ODVenlafaxine, ethanolYES
12SuicideMDD25WhiteMale146.8Suicide by hanging, asphyxiaEthanolNO
13SuicideMDD23BlackMale236.9Hanging suicideNoneNO
14SuicideMDD67WhiteMale227GSW to chestFluoxetine, venlafaxineYES
15SuicideMDD40WhiteFemale207Suicide by ODAcetaminophen, hydrocodone,diphenhydramineNO
1'NonsuicideMDD65WhiteMale146.9ASCVDNoneNO
2'NonsuicideMDD55BlackFemale86.4ASCVDFluoxetine, ethanolYES
3'NonsuicideMDD71WhiteMale46.3ASCVDBupropion, diltiazemYES
4'NonsuicideMDD74BlackFemale76.7ASCVDParoxetine, thioridazineYES
5'NonsuicideMDD14WhiteMale117MVASertralineYES
6'NonsuicideMDD39WhiteMale366.8Fatty liverThioridazineNO
7'NonsuicideMDD46BlackMale207.1Seizure disorderFluoxetine, risperidoneYES
8'NonsuicideMDD59WhiteMale207ASCVDSertraline, atropineYES
9'NonsuicideMDD46WhiteFemale236.9Mixed drug intoxicationBupropion, lamotrigine,diphenhydramineYES
10'NonsuicideMDD29WhiteFemale226.9Morbid obesity, cardiomegalyFluoxetine, norfluoxetine,norpropoxypheneYES
11'NonsuicideMDD49WhiteMale247.1ASCVDdesmethylsertralineYES
12'NonsuicideMDD47WhiteFemale266.5DKAFluoxetineYES
  • aASCVD, Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease; GSW, gunshot wound; MVA, motor vehicle accident. Values are Control: ± SD. Age, 45.07 ± 13.59 years; PMI, 18.40 ± 7.84 h; brain pH, 7.01 ± 0.15; Depressed suicides: Age, 40.73 ± 15.04 years; PMI, 19.00 ± 6.07 h; brain pH, 7.01 ± 0.12; Depressed Non-suicides: Age, 58.58 ± 29.99 years; PMI, 17.91 ± 16 h; brain pH, 6.8 ± 0.13.