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Patient-identified priorities leading to attempted suicide

Stulz, Niklaus and Hepp, Urs and Gosoniu, Dominic G. and Grize, Leticia and Muheim, Flavio and Weiss, Mitchell G. and Riecher-Rössler, Anita. (2017) Patient-identified priorities leading to attempted suicide. Crisis, 39 (1). pp. 37-46.

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Abstract

Attempted suicide is a major public health problem.; The aim of this study was to identify patient-identified problems and triggers typically leading to attempted suicide.; A representative sample of 66 adult patients was recruited from all clinical sites and psychiatrists who treat patients after attempted suicide in the Canton of Basel-City (Switzerland). Patients were diagnosed using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) and interviewed with a local adaptation of the Explanatory Model Interview Catalogue (EMIC) to study underlying problems and triggers of attempted suicide.; Of the patients, 92.4% had at least one DSM-IV disorder, with depressive disorders being the most prevalent disorder. Although half (50.0%) of the patients identified a health problem, 71.2% identified an interpersonal conflict as underlying problem leading to the suicide attempt. Furthermore, an interpersonal conflict was identified as the trigger of the suicide attempt by more than half of the patients (54.5%).; The study included German-speaking patients only.; According to patients, interpersonal problems often amplify underlying psychiatric problems, leading to suicide attempts. Social and interpersonal stressors should be acknowledged with integrated clinical and social interventions to prevent suicidal behavior in patients and populations.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Gosoniu, Dominic and Grize, Leticia and Weiss, Mitchell G.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Hogrefe
ISSN:1535-332X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article -- This article does not exactly replicate the final version published in the journal "Crisis". It is not a copy of the original published article and is not suitable for citation.
Language:English
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Last Modified:27 Aug 2018 13:42
Deposited On:27 Jun 2018 09:48

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