ERIC Number: EJ897137
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Autobiographical Memory and Suicide Attempts in Schizophrenia
Pettersen, Kenneth; Rydningen, Nora Nord; Christensen, Tore Buer; Walby, Fredrik A.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v40 n4 p369-375 Aug 2010
According to the cry of pain model of suicidal behavior, an over-general autobiographical memory function is often found in suicide attempters. The model has received empirical support in several studies, mainly of depressed patients. The present study investigated whether deficits in autobiographical memory may be associated with an increased frequency of suicide attempts in patients with schizophrenia. We found support for our hypothesis that patients with schizophrenia and previous suicide attempts have an over-generalized autobiographical memory compared to patients with schizophrenia without previous suicide attempts. Adjustment for sociodemographic and clinical variables did not change the results.
Descriptors: Schizophrenia, Suicide, At Risk Persons, Memory, Psychological Patterns, Autobiographies, Comparative Analysis, Mental Disorders
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