View : 18 Download: 0

A study on correlation between anxiety symptoms and suicidal ideation

Title
A study on correlation between anxiety symptoms and suicidal ideation
Authors
Choi H.-Y.Kim S.-I.Yun K.W.Kim Y.C.Lim W.-J.Kim E.-J.Ryoo J.-H.
Ewha Authors
연규월김영철임원정김의정김수인
SCOPUS Author ID
연규월scopus; 김영철scopus; 임원정scopus; 김의정scopus; 김수인scopus
Issue Date
2011
Journal Title
Psychiatry Investigation
ISSN
1738-3684JCR Link
Citation
vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 320 - 326
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Objective In South Korea, the number of deaths from suicide has increased in the last two decades, and suicide has become both a social and political problem. In this study, after controlling the variables influencing suicidal ideation, it was expected that it would be determined if anxiety symptoms are independently related to suicidal ideation. Methods Data were obtained from 327 psychiatric outpatients accomplished a self-reported questionnaire that included sociodemographic characteristics and clinical variables as well as self-rating scales for measuring the severity of one's anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Logistic-regression analyses were used to determine the correlation between anxiety symptoms and significant suicidal ideation, adjusting for covariates. Results The patients with significant suicidal ideation were shown to be less educated, unemployed, never married, divorced, or separated by death, or living alone, and were shown to have a lower income, a drinking habit, a higher number of past suicide attempts, and more family members who committed suicide, than the patients without significant suicidal ideation. After adjusting the covariates influencing significant suicidal ideation, anxiety symptoms were associated with significant suicidal ideation. However, after adjusting for depressive symptoms, only the trait anxiety was associated with significant suicidal ideation. Conclusion These findings suggest that anxiety symptoms are an independent risk factor for suicidal ideation. Clinicians may thus use anxiety symptoms for the screening examination when evaluating suicidal ideation and risk, and will have to actively evaluate and treat the anxiety symptoms of patients with suicidal tendencies. © 2011 Korean Neuropsychiatric Association.
DOI
10.4306/pi.2011.8.4.320
Appears in Collections:
의학전문대학원 > 의학과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE