Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression

Ayal Schaffer, Alastair J. Flint, Eric Smith, Anthony J. Rothschild, Benoit H. Mulsant, Katalin Szanto, Catherine Peasley-Miklus, Moonseong Heo, Eros Papademetriou, Barnett S. Meyers

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Abstract

The independent association of age and other factors with suicidality in patients with major depression with psychotic features was examined. Of the 183 study participants, 21% had a suicide attempt during the current episode. Male gender, Hispanic background, past suicide attempt, higher depression scores, and higher cognitive scores were each independently associated with greater intensity of current suicidality. Older age was independently associated with a lower risk of a lifetime suicide attempt. These findings reinforce the evidence that patients with psychotic depression are at high risk for suicide and underscore the importance of examining correlates of suicidality specific to patients with psychotic depression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-414
Number of pages12
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Schaffer, A., Flint, A. J., Smith, E., Rothschild, A. J., Mulsant, B. H., Szanto, K., ... Meyers, B. S. (2008). Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(4), 403-414. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.4.403

Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression. / Schaffer, Ayal; Flint, Alastair J.; Smith, Eric; Rothschild, Anthony J.; Mulsant, Benoit H.; Szanto, Katalin; Peasley-Miklus, Catherine; Heo, Moonseong; Papademetriou, Eros; Meyers, Barnett S.

In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, Vol. 38, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 403-414.

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Schaffer, A, Flint, AJ, Smith, E, Rothschild, AJ, Mulsant, BH, Szanto, K, Peasley-Miklus, C, Heo, M, Papademetriou, E & Meyers, BS 2008, 'Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression', Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 403-414. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.4.403
Schaffer A, Flint AJ, Smith E, Rothschild AJ, Mulsant BH, Szanto K et al. Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 2008 Aug;38(4):403-414. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2008.38.4.403
Schaffer, Ayal ; Flint, Alastair J. ; Smith, Eric ; Rothschild, Anthony J. ; Mulsant, Benoit H. ; Szanto, Katalin ; Peasley-Miklus, Catherine ; Heo, Moonseong ; Papademetriou, Eros ; Meyers, Barnett S. / Correlates of suicidality among patients with psychotic depression. In: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. 2008 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 403-414.
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