Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Relationship between Psychiatric Disorder & Suicidal Attempt: A Personality Analysis

Rupali Chandola

Department of Psychology, Kumaun University Campus, Almora, Uttrakhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, S. C. Tiwari

Professor and Head, Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George’s Medical University, U.P. Lucknow, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.058/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.058


Objectives: Suicide is considered as an essential psychological and social problem, there is a universal attempt to prevent it. The prevalence of contemplating suicide is 16% and suicide attempt is 4.4% during one’s life. Inflexible personality traits play an important role in the development of maladaptive behaviors among patients who attempt suicide. This study was conducted to investigate the relationship between personality profiles and suicidal attempt. Materials and Methods: eighty patients taken from Noormanzil Psychiatric Clinic& Hospital, Lucknow, U.P. India. Out of 80, 40 participants attempted suicide and rest of 40 non suicidal groups. Fifty two patients were in door and twenty eight were out door patients taken in this study. Dimension Personality Inventory (DPI) was administered on all the included subjects Results: There was highly significant difference in the mean score (p<0.05) on ‘activity –passivity’, ‘Enthusiastic- non enthusiastic’, ‘assertive- submissive ‘dimension of DPI between suicidal and non suicidal group of psychiatric patients. Conclusion: The findings of our study show that 22.5% of suicide attempters have bipolar mood disorder at least one maladaptive personality traits.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016