Comparative Study

| Published: January 25, 2018

A Comparison of Anxiety, Depression and Life Events between Suicidal Ideators and Suicide Attempters

Jeeshma R

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Sampurna Montfort College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nandha Kumara Pujam

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.015/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.015


To thwart the suicidal behavior, it is crucial to understand the psychopathology and negative life events associated with suicidal ideators and suicide attempters. The present study aimed to compare anxiety, depression and life events between suicidal ideators and attempters. This was a cross sectional hospital based research conducted at the Department of Psychiatry, in SRM Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu and purposive sampling method was used. The sample consists of 30 suicidal ideators and 30 suicide attempters diagnosed as per ICD-10 fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subsequently, Modified Scale for Suicidal Ideation, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression and Social Readjustment Rating Scale were administered to both the groups. The analysis included descriptive statistics, Mann Whitney U test and Spearman Rank Order Correlation using SPSS version 16.0. Results showed that Anxiety was significantly higher in Suicidal ideators than in attempters. Furthermore, we found that there was a strong positive correlation between Anxiety and Depression in Suicide Attempters. Similarly, there was a significant positive correlation between Life Events and Depression in Suicide Attempters. The current study also observed a positive correlation between Anxiety and Life Events in Suicidal ideators.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018