Suicidal ideation motivates 60% of suicide prevention consultations


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The Suicide Prevention Group of the Psychology Department of the Regional Health Service participated two days ago in the XXth Suicidology Symposium in Viana do Castelo, where it presented a regional study on the profile of the population attending psychological consultations for suicide prevention.

The main reason for admission to the clinic is suicidal ideation (60%) and attempted suicide (40%), with drug ingestion being the most common method (44%).

In terms of psychiatric comorbidity, mood-depressive disorder had the highest representation in this study (51%), with no prevalence of a family history of suicide (93%).

Developed by Ana Paula Alves, Filipa Gomes, Joana Jardim Fernandes, Letícia Oliveira, Alexandra Mendes, Carla Gouveia, Isabel Rosa, José Manuel Borges, Sibília Reis and Yoleida Briceño, the objectives of this study were to evaluate and characterize the profile of the people who are followed up in the consultation and to identify risk indicators for suicidal behaviour that are more specific to the Madeiran population.

It should be noted that of the 85 participants, 65% were female, with an average age of 39.12 years and living in Funchal. In this study, there was a predominance of single people (45%), employees (52%) and those with secondary education (47%).

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