logo BDSP

Base documentaire


Votre avis nous intéresse

Le réseau BDSP met en oeuvre un projet d'innovation et d'amélioration de ses services, dans le souci constant de proposer des contenus de qualité adaptés aux besoins des utilisateurs.

Identifier de nouvelles sources de financements est la condition nécessaire pour assurer la poursuite et la pérennité de cet outil unique qu'est la BDSP, tout en le faisant évoluer.

Pour définir un nouveau modèle économique, nous avons besoin de votre avis : merci de répondre à notre enquête (temps estimé : 5 minutes).

Participer maintenant
Participer plus tard J'ai déjà participé

  1. Relationships of age and axis I diagnoses in victims of completed suicide : A psychological autopsy study.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Psychiatric illness is a potent risk factor for suicide, rates of which differ markedly with age.

    The purpose ofthis study was to examine whether the psychiatric diagnoses ofsuicide victims vary predictably with age.

    Method 

    DSM-III-R axis I diagnoses of 141 persons aged 21 to 92 years who had completed suicide were established by the psychological autopsy method.

    Multiple logistic regression analyses were used to determine whether age, gender, or their interaction predicted the presence of specific disorders.

    Results 

    One or more axis I conditions were diagnosable in 90.1% of the suicide victims.

    Substance use disorders were most frequent, followed by mood disorders and primary psychotic illness.

    Younger age at death was a significant predictor of substance abuse or dependence and primary psychoses, while older age predicted major mood disorders.

    Comorbidity of substance use and mood disorders was common.

    Among victims with substance abuse or dependence, older age at death predicted major depression ; among victims with mood disorders, younger age at death predicted comorbid substance abuse or dependence.

    Conclusions 

    The distribution of psychiatric illnesses in suicide victims differs across the life course.

    Age-related patterns ofaddictive and psychotic disorders echo their prevalence in the general population. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Antécédent, Trouble psychiatrique, Age, Prédiction, Sexe, Homme, Facteur risque

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Antecedent, Mental disorder, Age, Prediction, Sex, Human, Risk factor

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0395483

    Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 10/04/1997.