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ERIC Number: EJ824700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Characteristics of a French African Caribbean Epidemiological Psychiatric Sample with a History of Suicide Attempt
Slama, Frederic; Dehurtevent, Benedicte; Even, Jean-Daniel; Charles-Nicolas, Aime; Ballon, Nicolas; Slama, Remy
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n6 p720-727 Dec 2008
Research on vulnerability factors among ethnic groups, independent of primary psychiatric diagnosis, may help to identify groups at risk of suicidal behavior. French African Caribbean general psychiatric patients (N = 362) were recruited consecutively and independently of the primary psychiatric diagnosis. Demographic and clinical characteristics and lifetime history of suicide attempts were recorded. Sixty-five patients (18%) had a history of at least one suicide attempt. Presence of professional qualifications, children, poor social contacts, treatment with benzodiazepine at inclusion, and poor treatment compliance were all associated with a lifetime history of suicide attempts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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