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BOTTI, Nadja Cristiane Lappann et al. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among people in psychiatric treatment . Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2019, vol.25, n.3, pp. 1135-1151. ISSN 1677-1168.

This study investigated the relationship between suicidal ideation, suicide attempt and psychosocial and psychiatric characteristics of patients with psychiatric disorders. A quantitative study was carried out based on the documentary analysis of records at a psychosocial care center of a town in the southeast of Brazil. Among the 410 medical records analyzed, 24.4% were found to have suicidal ideation and 22.9% referred to suicide attempts. Among the patients with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt, it is verified that the majority are men, adults, without marital bond, with low educational level, work inactivity, and present mood disorders as the main diagnosis and psychiatric comorbidity of higher frequency. It was identified association of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt with psychiatric comorbidity and suicide attempt with history of traumatic experience. Important perform risk assessment of patients with a history of suicidal behavior to better management and suicide prevention.

Palavras-chave : Mental disorders; Mental health services; Suicide attempt; Suicidal ideation.

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