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In early 2011 we conducted a literature search to find evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, meta analyses and randomised controlled trials from the last few years, to bridge the gap between the evidence-based summaries we published in 2007 and the present day.  Listed below are the references that met our inclusion criteria:

  1. Rosa AR, Franco C, Martinez-Aran A, Sanchez-Moreno J, Salamero M, Valenti M, et al. Functional impairment and previous suicide attempts in bipolar disorder. Acta Neuropsychiatrica [serial on the Internet]. 2008: Available from: http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clcentral/articles/400/CN-00690400/frame.html
  2. Pompili M, Serafini G, Del Casale A, Rigucci S, Innamorati M, Girardi P, et al. Improving adherence in mood disorders: The struggle against relapse, recurrence and suicide risk. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics  9 (7) (pp 985-1004), 2009  Date of Publication: July 2009.
  3. Rutz EM, Wasserman D, Stain R. [Increased level of knowledge within suicide prevention wanted. A literature review of evidence-based studies]. [Review] [132 refs] [Swedish]. Lakartidningen. 2009 2009 May 20-Jun 2;106(21-22):1480-4.
  4. Rihmer Z. Pharmacological prevention of suicide in bipolar patients – A realizable target. Journal of Affective Disorders  103 (1-3) (pp 1-3), 2007  Date of Publication: Nov 2007.
  5. Muller-Oerlinghausen B. Pharmacological suicide prevention under special consideration of lithium salts. Psychiatrische Praxis, Supplement  34 (3) (pp S292-S295), 2007  Date of Publication: Sep 2007.
  6. Fountoulakis K, N, Gonda X, Siamouli M, Rihmer Z. Psychotherapeutic intervention and suicide risk reduction in bipolar disorder: A review of the evidence. Journal of Affective Disorders  113 (1-2) (pp 21-29), 2009  Date of Publication: February 2009.
  7. Kilbane E, J, Gokbayrak N, S, Galynker I, Cohen L, et al. A review of panic and suicide in bipolar disorder: Does comorbidity increase risk? Journal of Affective Disorders  115 (1-2) (pp 1-10), 2009  Date of Publication: May 2009.
  8. Self-mutilation is strongly associated with schizophrenia, but not with bipolar disorder. [References]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Vol44(7), Jul 2010, pp 677.
  9. Baldessarini R, J, Tondo L. Suicidal risks during treatment of bipolar disorder patients with lithium versus anticonvulsants. Pharmacopsychiatry  42 (2) (pp 72-75), 2009  Date of Publication: 2009.
  10. Novick D, M, Swartz H, A, Frank E. Suicide attempts in bipolar I and bipolar II disorder: A review and meta-analysis of the evidence. Bipolar Disorders  12 (1) (pp 1-9), 2010  Date of Publication: February 2010.
  11. Sakinofsky I. Treating suicidality in depressive illness. Part 2: does treatment cure or cause suicidality? Canadian journal of psychiatry Revue canadienne de psychiatrie  52 (6 Suppl 1) (pp 85S-101S), 2007  Date of Publication: Jun 2007.