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| Published: September 25, 2017

Study of Life Stressors and Suicidal Intent of Suicidal Attempters with or Without Axis 1 Psychiatric Comorbidities: A Case Control Study

Sivabalan E

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Arun Narayan Pradeep

Senior Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry, SRM Medical College & Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.113/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.113

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Background: Suicide attempts and Psychiatric illness are interrelated in a complex and bi directional way such that either of them leaves an impact on the other. People with Psychiatric morbidity are at high risk of attempting suicide. Even though extensive research works have been done in suicide, there is a paucity of studies focusing the mentally ill attempters, especially with reference to Intent and Lethality. Hence the present study designed to study the various parameters , contributing factors and Risk factors associated with suicide attempts of patient with Axis I disorders. Aim: 1.To assess the life stressors and suicidal intent in suicide attempters with Axis I psychiatric disorders. 2. To assess the life stressors and suicidal intent in suicide attempters without Axis I psychiatric disorders. 3. Compare the life stressors and suicidal intent in suicide attempters with and without axis I disorders. Material and Methods: The study subjects of this case control study were recruited from the patients referred to the department of Psychiatry from Medicine, Surgical and Intensive care wards for Psychiatric evaluation.30 patients of attempted suicide who had Axis I diagnosis as per the ICD – 10 criteria were taken as cases and 30 age and sex matched patients were taken as controls. Results: 1.The suicidal intent is high in Suicide attempters with Axis I Disorders. 2. The lethality is high in Suicidal attempters with Axis I Disorders. 3. Stress factors play a major role in Suicide attempters with Axis I disorders.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.113/20170404

10.25215/0404.113

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017