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Citation

Sung YK, La Flair LN, Mojtabai R, Lee LC, Spivak S, Crum RM. Arch. Suicide Res. 2015; 20(2): 219-232.

Affiliation

a Department of Epidemiology , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , Baltimore , MD.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2015, International Academy of Suicide Research, Publisher Informa - Taylor and Francis Group)

DOI

10.1080/13811118.2015.1004489

PMID

25933091

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Using population-based data, we examined associations between alcohol use disorders (AUD) and suicidality, assessing effect modification by mood disorders, and mediation by drinking level.

METHODS: Suicidality was assessed among current drinkers with 2-weeks of low mood (n = 9173) in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

RESULTS: Independent of mood disorder, alcohol dependence, was associated with suicidal ideation (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 1.64; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.25-2.14), and suicide attempts (AOR = 2.02; CI = 1.43-2.85) relative to those without AUD.

FINDINGS indicate partial mediation by consumption.

CONCLUSIONS: Associations between AUD and suicidality among those with low mood are not explained by comorbid mood disorder, but are partially mediated by drinking level. Future studies should evaluate transitions in suicidality with change in consumption.


Language: en

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