Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

A Clinical Study of Psychiatric Morbidity and Quality of Life among Suicide Attempted Patients

Dr. Challa Venkata Suresh

Professor & HOD Department of Psychiatry, MNR Medical College, Fasalwadi, Sangareddy, Telangana State, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.063/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.063


Risk of suicide is more common in patients with psychiatric disorders and poor quality of life. The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity and its relationship with suicide attempters. Materials and Method- The cross sectional study was carried out in Psychiatric department of MNR Medical College and Hospital. A total 70 cases of first suicide attempts were included in this study. Psychiatric morbidity and quality of life were analysed by Schedule for clinical assessment in neuropsychiatric (SCAN), Montgomery Asberg’s depression rating scale (MADRS), Hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAM-A) and WHOQOL-BREF version. Statistical analysis was done by SPSS 20.0 software. Result- Among 70 cases, 92.85% of the suicide attempters had one or more psychiatric disorders compared to 21.43% among the controls. Major psychotic disorder was mood disorder (56.92%), followed by Neurotic and somatoform disorders (36.92%) and substance related disorders (32.3%). Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders were diagnosed in 7.69% of cases. Quality of life score was assessed by WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire. The mean of total score in suicide attempters was 57.44 and in control group was 73.67. Conclusion- In the present study suicide attempters had higher psychotic morbidity and poor quality of life in comparison to the control groups.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016