We studied the significance of debt as a risk factor for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in a nation-wide sample (n=4868) of the Finnish general population.
Those experiencing difficulties in repaying their debts more often than others (37 vs. 16%, P<0.001) had a probable minor mental disorder (GHQ-12 score >=3).
Nevertheless, difficulties in repaying debts were found to be a factor independently associated with suicidal ideation (OR. 2.8 : 95% CI, 1.9-4.2).
The clinical implication of these findings is that individuals experiencing difficulties in repaying their debts may require psychiatric evaluation as well as socio-economic counselling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Idée suicide, Tentative suicide, Facteur risque, Dette, Statut socioéconomique, Finlande, Europe, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide ideation, Suicide attempt, Risk factor, Debt, Socioeconomic status, Finland, Europe, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 99-0059699
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 31/05/1999.