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Alcohol abuse and suicidal behaviour.
Psychiatr Danub 2008; 20(2):236-8PD

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The Psychiatric emergency clinic (PEC) was established at University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana in 2004. 2760 patients were examined in the PEC until the end of May 2004.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

We have gathered data from medical documentation about the patient's age, suicidal behaviour, pharmacotherapy and psychoactive substances misuse. We compared patients with substance misuse and patients without substance misuse regarding suicidal behaviour and prescribed psychopharmacotherapy.

RESULTS

There was a significant difference in suicidal behaviour between the group of those, who abused PAS (n=497) and those who did not (35.4% vs. 28.0%, N = 1753, Pearson Chi-Square Test, p<0.001). More patients who abused PAS attempted suicide (9.5% vs. 3.5%, N = 2760, Fisher's Exact Test, p < 0.001). However, we have not observed a difference between the groups regarding suicidal threats and thoughts (17.2% vs. 18.0%, N = 2592, Fisher's exact test, p = NS). The subgroup of patients with PAS abuse have been prescribed pharmacotherapy more often than others (19.4% vs. 11.4%, N = 2592, Fisher's Exact Test, p < 0.001). Our data is in accordance with previous observations that PAS abuse is a risk factor for suicidal behaviour.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana, Studenec 48, 1260 Ljubljana, Slovenia. lea.zmuc@psih-klinika.siNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18587297

Citation

Veranic, Lea Zmuc, and Peter Pregelj. "Alcohol Abuse and Suicidal Behaviour." Psychiatria Danubina, vol. 20, no. 2, 2008, pp. 236-8.
Veranic LZ, Pregelj P. Alcohol abuse and suicidal behaviour. Psychiatr Danub. 2008;20(2):236-8.
Veranic, L. Z., & Pregelj, P. (2008). Alcohol abuse and suicidal behaviour. Psychiatria Danubina, 20(2), pp. 236-8.
Veranic LZ, Pregelj P. Alcohol Abuse and Suicidal Behaviour. Psychiatr Danub. 2008;20(2):236-8. PubMed PMID: 18587297.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol abuse and suicidal behaviour. AU - Veranic,Lea Zmuc, AU - Pregelj,Peter, PY - 2008/7/1/pubmed PY - 2008/9/27/medline PY - 2008/7/1/entrez SP - 236 EP - 8 JF - Psychiatria Danubina JO - Psychiatr Danub VL - 20 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The Psychiatric emergency clinic (PEC) was established at University Psychiatric Hospital Ljubljana in 2004. 2760 patients were examined in the PEC until the end of May 2004. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We have gathered data from medical documentation about the patient's age, suicidal behaviour, pharmacotherapy and psychoactive substances misuse. We compared patients with substance misuse and patients without substance misuse regarding suicidal behaviour and prescribed psychopharmacotherapy. RESULTS: There was a significant difference in suicidal behaviour between the group of those, who abused PAS (n=497) and those who did not (35.4% vs. 28.0%, N = 1753, Pearson Chi-Square Test, p<0.001). More patients who abused PAS attempted suicide (9.5% vs. 3.5%, N = 2760, Fisher's Exact Test, p < 0.001). However, we have not observed a difference between the groups regarding suicidal threats and thoughts (17.2% vs. 18.0%, N = 2592, Fisher's exact test, p = NS). The subgroup of patients with PAS abuse have been prescribed pharmacotherapy more often than others (19.4% vs. 11.4%, N = 2592, Fisher's Exact Test, p < 0.001). Our data is in accordance with previous observations that PAS abuse is a risk factor for suicidal behaviour. SN - 0353-5053 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18587297/Alcohol_abuse_and_suicidal_behaviour_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alcoholismandalcoholabuse.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -