Suicidal patterns of in-patients

Clemente García Rizo, Mercè Madre, Ma José Escartí, M. Carmen Tejedor, Juan J. Castillón, Enrique Álvarez

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The objective of the study is centered in describing the characteristics of a group of patients who committed suicide during the ingress or in a time close to it. We configure a samples of suicidal behavior in function of age, clinic, and psiquiatric diagnose, based in a sample of 1200 patients ingress in the acute area between 1997 and 2003, 17 of those committed suicide, during the ingress or in a time not over a year for being the riskiest period. After data analysis 3 well difference groups were configured; young patients under 40 with psychotic diagnose whose presuicidal situation was directly related to the psychotic syndrome or personality disorder in a maladaptive situation, patients between 40 and 65 with affective disorder and under an acute stress vital situation, older patients with rigid personality and difficult adaptation to changing life events under a long stress situation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-252
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria de la Facultad de Medicina de Barcelona
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004


  • Suicidal behavior
  • Suicide
  • Suicide analysis


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