Suicide attempts in the Hungarian adult population. Their relation with DIS/DSM-III-R affective and anxiety disorders

Citation
E. Szadoczky et al., Suicide attempts in the Hungarian adult population. Their relation with DIS/DSM-III-R affective and anxiety disorders, EUR PSYCHIA, 15(6), 2000, pp. 343-347
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psychiatry,"Clinical Psycology & Psychiatry
Journal title
EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY
ISSN journal
0924-9338 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
343 - 347
Database
ISI
SICI code
0924-9338(200009)15:6<343:SAITHA>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Prevalence of suicide attempts and their relationship with DIS anxiety and affective disorder diagnoses were investigated in a Hungarian adult communi ty sample. Despite the high suicide mortality rate, the rate of suicide att empts was similar to that reported in other studies using similar methods. Suicide attempts occurred more frequently among women and previously marrie d persons. Although the presence of any lifetime anxiety and/or affective d isorder increased the rate of reported suicide attempts, the effect of co-m orbidity, recurrence and chronicity might be considered significant predict ors. The highest odds of an attempt we re related to the diagnoses of dysth ymic or bipolar disorders. Agitation was the only depressive symptom, which increased the odds of a suicide attempt. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques e l medicales Elsevier SAS.