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Drug use and suicide attempts: the role of personality factors.
Substance use & misuse
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't - Publication Status: ppublish
This study on suicide attempts is part of a large research project on dependent behavior in adolescents and young adults. 228 subjects aged 14-25 (107 "drug abusers," 121 controls) from the French speaking part of Switzerland were evaluated on the basis of a semi-structured interview (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview), enabling a DSM-IV diagnosis, and self-reports (SSS by Zuckermann, MMPI-2, IDI by Hirschfeld). 31.5% of "drug abuser" males and 41.2% of "drug abuser" females committed one or more suicide attempts. The results of a logistic regression show that the significant factor explaining suicide attempts in drug users is emotional reliance for males and experience-seeking for females.
Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, MMPI, Male, Personality, Substance-Related Disorders, Suicide, Attempted, Switzerland
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