To compare the history of psychiatric contacts among young people who have made medically serious suicide attempts and control subjects.
Using a case-control design, the authors contrasted 129 young people who made serious suicide attempts with 153 randomly selected community controls on a series of measures of lifetime, prior year, and prior month contacts with psychiatric services.
Of those who made serious suicide attempts, 78.3% had a lifetime history of contact with health services for psychiatric reasons, 72.1% reported contact within the year preceding the suicide attempt, 58.9% reported contact within the month preceding the suicide attempt, and 29.5% had a lifetime history of psychiatric hospital admission.
Within the year preceding the suicide attempt, 21.7% had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital and 67.4% had outpatient consultations for psychiatric problems.
Multiple logistic regression suggested that the best psychiatric service predictors of risk of serious suicide attempt were admission within the preceding year (p<. 005) and outpatient consultation within the preceding month (p<. 0001).
Young people making serious suicide attempts had vastly elevated rates of a range of psychiatric contacts including hospital admissions and outpatient consultations. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tentative suicide, Utilisation, Service santé, Psychiatrie, Prémenstruel syndrome, Hospitalisation, Hôpital psychiatrique, Consultation psychiatrique, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide attempt, Use, Health service, Psychiatry, Premenstrual syndrome, Hospitalization, Psychiatric hospital, Psychiatric consultation, Adolescent, Human, Young adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0236578
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 11/09/1998.