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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Suicidal Thoughts In Epilepsy: A Community-based Study In Brazil.
Author: Stefanello, Sabrina
Marín-Léon, Letícia
Fernandes, Paula Teixeira
Min, Li Li
Botega, Neury José
Abstract: Epilepsy has been associated with increased risk of suicide; however, few studies have examined the relationship between epilepsy and suicidal behavior. The aims of this study were to evaluate the frequency of suicidal behavior in people with epilepsy and to identify characteristics that are associated with suicidal ideation in epilepsy. Of 171 people with epilepsy identified in a previous survey, 139 were included. A structured interview was conducted, and a second psychiatric evaluation was scheduled for those who agreed. The frequencies of suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts during lifetime were 36.7, 18.2, and 12.1%, respectively. The following conditions were strongly associated with suicidal thoughts: anxiety (OR=3.3, 95% CI=1.4-7.5, P=0.001), depression (OR=4.8, 95% CI=1.9-12.5, P=0.001), and two or more standardized psychiatric diagnoses (OR=21.6, 95% CI=4.4-105.9, P<0.0001). Although specific characteristics of epilepsy were found to be related to suicidal thoughts, psychiatric diseases also play an essential role.
Subject: Adolescent
Community-based Participatory Research
Cross-sectional Studies
Cultural Characteristics
Mental Disorders
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Young Adult
Citation: Epilepsy & Behavior : E&b. v. 17, n. 4, p. 483-8, 2010-Apr.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.12.029
Date Issue: 2010
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