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Correlates of lifetime suicide attempts among individuals with affective disorders in a Chinese rural community.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17178647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and clinical characteristics of individuals with affective disorders who had attempted suicide at some time in their lives and those who had not made a suicide attempt. In a Chinese rural community, individuals with suicide attempt (N = 30) and those without suicide attempt (N = 166) were assessed with Present State Examination (PSE). Attempters had a significantly higher level of family economic status, higher rate of lifetime depressed mood and hopelessness, and delusions than nonattempters. The logistic regression models also indicated that depressed mood and hopelessness were the most important predictors of suicide attempts. No significant difference in treatment condition was found between attempters and non-attempters. Early identification and interventions focusing on reducing depressed mood, hopelessness, and controlling psychotic symptoms may be helpful in reducing the risk of suicide attempts among individuals with affective disorders residing in the community.
Mao-Sheng Ran; Meng-Ze Xiang; Jie Li; Jian Huang; Eric Yu-Hai Chen; Cecilia Lai-Wan Chan; Yeates Conwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1381-1118     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Suicide Res     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-20     Completed Date:  2007-05-02     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504451     Medline TA:  Arch Suicide Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asian Continental Ancestry Group / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Delusions / epidemiology,  ethnology,  psychology
Depressive Disorder / epidemiology,  ethnology,  psychology
Health Surveys
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / epidemiology*,  ethnology,  psychology
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*
Suicide, Attempted / ethnology,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
1 R01 TW007260-01/TW/FIC NIH HHS

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