Predictors of suicidal behavior in a sample of turkish suicide attempters

Kemal Sayar, Samet Kose, Burcin Acar, Ismail Ak, Robert A. Reeves

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Abstract

In a Turkish sample, 100 suicide attempters, were compared with 60 healthy controls on measures of hopelessness, depression, and suicidal ideation. Suicide attempters were more depressive, more hopeless, and displayed greater suicidal ideation than healthy controls. Depression severity rather than hopelessness correlated with suicidal intent. Suicide lethality was independent of depression severity, hopelessness, and suicidal ideation and intent, suggesting that lethality is likely due to chance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-150
Number of pages14
JournalDeath Studies
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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