ERIC Number: EJ744521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
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Suicide Attempts and Family History of Suicide in Three Psychiatric Populations
Tremeau, Fabien; Staner, Luc; Duval, Fabrice; Correa, Humberto; Crocq, Marc-Antoine; Darreye, Angelina; Czobor, Pal; Dessoubrais, Cecile; Macher, Jean-Paul
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v35 n6 p702-713 Dec 2005
The influence of a family history of suicide on suicide attempt rate and characteristics in depression, schizophrenia, and opioid dependence was examined. One hundred sixty inpatients with unipolar depression, 160 inpatients with schizophrenia, and 160 opioid-dependent patients were interviewed. Overall, a family history of suicide was associated with a higher risk for suicide attempt, with high-lethality method, with repeated attempts, and with number of attempts, while the interaction between family history and diagnostic group was not significant. Thus, a positive family history of suicide was a risk factor for several suicide attempt characteristics independent of psychiatric diagnosis.
Descriptors: Suicide, Depression (Psychology), Schizophrenia, Patients, Interviews, At Risk Persons, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Addiction, Family Influence, Individual Characteristics
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