publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Suicidal behavior after severe trauma. Part 1: PTSD diagnoses, psychiatric comorbidity, and assessments of suicidal behavior

Ferrada-Noli, Marcello; Asberg, Marie; Ormstad, Kari; Lundin, Tom; Sundbom, Elisabet;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998 Journal: Journal of Traumatic Stress, volume 11, pages 103-112 (issn: 0894-9867, eissn: 1573-6598, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The study comprises 149 refugees from various countries, reporting exposure to severe traumata, who were referred for psychiatric diagnosis and assessment of suicide risk. The stressors reported comprised both personal experience of and/or forced witnessing of combat atrocities (including explosions or missile impacts in urban areas), imprisonment (including isolation), torture and inflicted pain, sexual violence, witnessing others' suicide, and of summary and/or mock executions. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was diagnosed in 79% of all cases, other psychiatric illness in 16% and no mental pathology in 5%. The prevalence of suicidal behavior was significa...
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free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Psychology, Injury prevention, Occupational safety and health, Suicide prevention, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Sexual violence, Anxiety disorder, medicine.disease, Assessment of suicide risk, Comorbidity, Victimology
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Suicidal behavior after severe trauma. Part 1: PTSD diagnoses, psychiatric comorbidity, and assessments of suicidal behavior

Ferrada-Noli, Marcello; Asberg, Marie; Ormstad, Kari; Lundin, Tom; Sundbom, Elisabet;