SAFETYLIT WEEKLY UPDATE

We compile citations and summaries of about 400 new articles every week.
Email Signup | RSS Feed

HELP: Tutorials | FAQ
CONTACT US: Contact info

Search Results

Journal Article

Citation

Saarinen PI, Hintikka J, Lehtonen J, Lonnqvist J, Viinamaki H. Arch. Suicide Res. 2002; 6(3): 221-226.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Copyright

(Copyright © 2002, International Academy of Suicide Research, Publisher Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/13811110214143

PMID

unavailable

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate mental health and social isolation in surviving family members (n=56) 10 years after a suicide as compared to sex and age matched general population controls. Minor mental disorders were more common among suicide survivors than among general population controls (30% vs. 16%), especially in surviving spouses (39% vs. 11%). Suicide survivors had fewer close friends than their controls. According to multivariate logistic regression analyses adjusted for several socioeconomic factors and the number of close friends, surviving spouses, but not relatives by blood, had a significantly increased risk of having minor mental disorder as compared to general population controls. Our conclusion is that suicide may be associated with mental symptoms and lack of social relationships in surviving spouses even 10 years later.

NEW SEARCH


All SafetyLit records are available for automatic download to Zotero & Mendeley
Print