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Psychache and suicidality in adult mood disordered outpatients in Brazil.
Suicide Life Threat Behav ; 33(3): 242-8, 2003.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-14582835
ABSTRACT
Shneidman (e.g., 1998) has theorized that psychache--general psychological and emotional pain that reaches intolerable intensity--is an important suicide-related variable, and indeed, represents a source of suicidal behavior. This conceptualization, while prominent and clinically and intuitively appealing, has received relatively little empirical scrutiny. In this study, we determined whether an index closely related to psychache, psychological quality of life, would display a special and resilient association to suicidality among 60 adult psychiatric outpatients in Brazil. All patients underwent structured clinical interviews and completed various clinical and quality-of-life measures. We found that the association between psychological quality of life and suicidality remained, even when depression, hopelessness, and other domains of quality of life were controlled. Psychache appears to deserve its place among key suicide-related variables, and deserves the attention of clinicians working with suicidal people.
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Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Transtornos de Ansiedade / Dor / Transtorno Bipolar / Transtorno Distímico / Sintomas Afetivos / Transtorno Depressivo Maior Limite: Adolescente / Adulto / Idoso / Feminino / Humanos / Masculino / Meia-Idade País/Região como assunto: América do Sul / Brasil Idioma: Inglês Revista: Suicide Life Threat Behav Ano de publicação: 2003 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil