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Archive » 1993 » 1 » | Archive » Medical field » Research papers » Clinical research paper » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Psychiatry »

Psychosocial characteristics of suicidal adolescents

 
Abstract:

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Psychosocial characteristics of 60 secondary school adolescent female suicide attempters 
were determined in the present study. We compared 
them with 60 secondary school females, representing a normal population. The data collected from the
 histories of the disease were compared by the inquiry 
of the control group which answered our questionnaire 
specially elaborated for this research. The personal
 characteristics were evaluated by the Freiburg Personal Inquiry. The attempters expressed significantly 
higher levels of broken homes and dysfunctional
 interpersonal relations in their families. They were 
less likely to describe confiding relationship with their 
parents. The loss of contact with their parents was 
frequently present. The attempters mostly lived with
 their mothers, a high percentage of them had neither
 brothers nor sisters. Their capability of creating good
 relationships was poor. Their parents were either
 quiet and not participating in parent – girl relationships or too sensitive and dominant. The attempters
 expressed high levels of depression, though comparing them with the control group the levels weren’t
 significantly different. The attempters expressed psychosomatic disturbances, they were impulsive and 
with predominantly female personal characteristics. 
Most of the attempters expressed high levels of 
school difficulties and adjustment problems related
 to their success in school as to the classmates
relationships. Partner relationships as well as social 
potentials resulting from choosing a wrong company 
were worse. The attempters expressed high levels of 
suicidal thoughts, previous history of suicidal attempts and high levels of suicidal behaviour in their
 families. Comparing the life circumstances and stressors in both groups, no differences were detected. The results of our research reflected a pretty heterogenous sample concerning personal characteristics 
and psychiatric diagnoses. No particular type of
 suicide attempter personal type emerged.

Authors:
Groleger Urban, Stanič–Gruden Oleg

Keywords:
suicide attempted, personality tests, adolescence

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 1993; 32: 15–55.
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