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  1. Incidence of suicidal ideation and behavior in the United States, 1994.

    Article - En anglais

    Completed suicides reflect only a portion of the impact of suicidal behavior ; sublethal behaviors cause morbidity and can signal treatable problems such as depression.

    There is no national quantification of nonlethal suicidal behaviors.

    The present study used a random-digit-dialed telephone survey to estimate the 12-month incidence of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts among U.S. adults.

    Of5,238 respondents, 5.6% (representing about 10.5 million persons) reported suicidal ideation, 2.7% (about 2.7 million) made a specific suicide plan, and 0.7% (about 700,000) made a suicide attempt (estimate=1.1 million attempts).

    Hence, suicidal behaviors are not uncommon and occur along a continuum ranging from ideation to completed suicides.

    Preventing nonlethal precursor behaviors may prevent deaths.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Idée suicide, Morbidité, Etat dépressif, Enquête, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Suicide, Homme, Trouble humeur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide ideation, Morbidity, Depression, Survey, Incidence, Epidemiology, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Suicide, Human, Mood disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0369132

    Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 14/12/1999.