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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45-48

Psychiatric and Personality Disorders in Survivors following their first Suicide Attempt


1 Professor and Head. Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry- 605 006, India
2 Project Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry- 605 006, India
3 Professor of Biometrics, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry- 605 006, India
4 Professor, Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and, Research Pondicherry- 605 006, India
5 Senior Resident. Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry- 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
R Chandrasekaran
Professor and Head. Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry- 605 006
India
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The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of psychiatric and personality disorders in survivors following their first suicide attempt. Three hundred and fortyone survivors who received treatment from the various medical wards of a general hospital participated in the study. ICDIO psychiatric disorders were diagnosed in 47.2% of the cases. The most common diagnosis was depressive episode (31 %). Only 7 % qualified for a diagnosis of personality disorder. A significant proportion of patients (52..8%) did not suffer from any identifiable ICD- 10 psychiatric disorder.



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