Volume : VIII, Issue : VI, June - 2019

Alcoholism as the mediating factor between suicide and risk factors: A case control study

Dr. C. Arun Prasanna, Dr. Mithun Prasad. V

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On the basis of epidemiological and clinical evidence, Alcohol dependence is known to increase the risk for suicidal ideation, suicide attempts and completed suicide. The study was done to identify the mediating role of alcoholism between suicide and risk factors for suicide. Between January and July 2018, a study was conducted in the Department of Psychiatry at Govt Theni Medical College Hospital. A total of thirty cases and thirty controls were recruited for the study. Following tools were used; Self innovated proforma to elicit the socio demographic data and circumstances regarding suicide attempt; Short term Alcohol dependence Data questionnaire; Beck‘s suicidal intent scale; Presumptive stressful life events scale; Hamilton Depression Rating scale; Mini mental status examination and ICD–10 classification of mental and behavioural disorders. Data were analysed using Pearson Chi–square test. Data were analysed using student independent t– Test. Correlation between life events, suicidal intent and depression were analysed using Pearson‘s correlation coefficient method. P value less than 0.05 was taken as significant. There is significant correlation between life events, suicide intent and depression. This paper discusses the findings from the study.

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ALCOHOLISM AS THE MEDIATING FACTOR BETWEEN SUICIDE AND RISK FACTORS: A CASE CONTROL STUDY, Dr. C.Arun Prasanna, Dr.Mithun Prasad.V INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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