Pp-509 Effect Of Educational Status On Suicide Attempt In Male Patients With Depression

Author(s): 
Oktay San1, Inci Celikkol 1, Muhammed Erdal 1, Levent Sutcugil2, Kenan Saglam1, Aytekin Ozsahin1
1 GATA Aile Hekimligi Anabilim Daiz
2 GATA Ruh Sagligi ve Hastaliklan Anabilim Daiz
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Introduction: Suicidal ideation and behaviour are among the most serious and common psychiatric emergencies. Major risk factors for suicide include psychiatric disorders, hopelessness and impulsivity, adverse childhood experiences, health, history of prior suicide attempts or threats. Nearly 2/3 of patients with depressive disorders have suicidal ideation. In depressive patients, suicide attempt is 30 folds higher than healthy population. In our study we investigated demographic characteristics and suicidal behaviours of male patients with depression.
Methods: 117 inpatient subjects, who were followed between 2005-2006 in our hospital's Psychiatry Department, were included to our study. Two groups were formed according to suicidal behaviour. Patients files were retrospectively investigated . A form , which includes socio-demographic characteristics like age, education status, marital status and suicidal stories, was prepared and fie data’s were noted. Statistical significance was taken as a P value of less than .05. SPSS 11.5 for Windows was used for the statistical processing.
Results: Patients mean age was 27.61 ±7.79 (17- 50 years). 47.9% of men had committed suicide. As educational status perspective , · 17 patients graduated from primary school (14.5%), 19 from junior high school (16.2%), 57 from high school (48.7%) and 24 from university (20.5%) and these outcomes were not statically different (p=0.701). 81 of patients were smoking (69.2%) and 45 were drinking alcohol (38.5%). Most of the patients were unemployed 32.5 (n=38).
Conclusion: Depression has a significant importance because of being a preventable and treatable cause of suicide. Physicians should deeply investigate the major risk factors for suicide in patients with depression.
Literature: 
PP-509
EFFECT OF EDUCATIONAL STATUS ON SUICIDE ATTEMPT IN MALE PATIENTS WITH DEPRESSION