Within a nation-wide psychological autopsy study we investigated use of treatment services and recognition of substance abuse problems among male and female substance-dependent suicide victims.
Although during their final month half of the male subjects and two-thirds of the female subjects contacted health care services, in only one-sixth and one-third of cases, respectively, were substance abuse problems currently recognized.
During their final year, 37% of the males and 67% of the females received psychiatric care.
This was associated with Axis-I comorbid disorders among males, with lower socio-economic status and abuse of prescribed drugs among females, and with previous suicide attempts among both sexes.
Due to their high psychiatric morbidity and tendency to have contacts with psychiatric services, the recognition, treatment and follow-up of subjects with substance use disorders in psychiatric care would appear to be of major importance for suicide prevention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Association morbide, Dépendance, Boisson alcoolisée, Drogue illicite, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Antécédent, Utilisation, Service santé, Traitement, Facteur sociodémographique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Concomitant disease, Dependence, Alcoholic beverage, Illicit drug, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Antecedent, Use, Health service, Treatment, Sociodemographic factor, Human
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Cote : 99-0278195
Code Inist : 002B18I15. Création : 16/11/1999.