Internal battles: Examining how anger/hostility moderate the association between negative urgency and suicidal desire variables in military and civilian samples

Objective Suicide is consistently within the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. The suicide rate of National Guard personnel is elevated relative to the general population; however, research suggests that many of the suicide risk factors for military personnel are similar to the suicide risk factors for civilians. We examined whether […]

Aggressive outbursts among adults with major depressive disorder: Results from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiological Surveys

Introduction Little is known about the epidemiology of aggressive outbursts, including physical assault, property destruction, and verbal aggression, among adults with unipolar Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Methods We examined the prevalence and correlates of aggressive outbursts among adults with primary MDD (N = 2539) from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiological Surveys (N = 20,013) using generalized linear models. Results The prevalence estimate of any aggressive outbursts […]

Associations between anger and suicidal ideation and attempts: A prospective study using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions

Suicide is among the leading causes of death in the United States, with rates having risen substantially over the past two decades. Anger is a common symptom of several disorders associated with suicide, and the little research that has been done in the area suggests that it may be an often overlooked transdiagnostic risk factor […]

Self-compassion and suicide risk in veterans: When the going gets touch, do the tough benefit more from self-compassion?

Objectives: Veterans are at particular risk for suicide due to psychopathological, emotional, and interpersonal risk factors. However, the presence of individual-level protective factors, such as self-compassion, may reduce risk, becoming more salient at increasing levels of distress and psychopathology, per theory. We examined the relation between self-compassion and suicide risk, and the moderating effects of […]

Anger as a predictor of psychological distress and self-harm ideation in inmates: A structured self-assessment diary study.

Suicidal ideation and behaviour are common among inmates. Anger is found at exaggerated levels and has been associated with suicidal ideation and behaviour in inmate samples suggesting its possible salience in the prediction of suicide. The study investigated relationships between anger, psychological distress, and self-harm/suicidal ideation among inmates. Elucidating the temporal nature of the relationship […]

Forgiveness as a moderator of the association between anger expression and suicidal behaviour.

Anger is often associated with poor physical and mental health, including suicidal behaviour. Anger expression is typically conceptualised as inward or outward-directed, with each mode of expression having potentially different aetiologies and health manifestations. Individual characteristics such as religion or spirituality may buffer against the effects of anger. One such characteristic, forgiveness, is the voluntary […]

Psychological distress and professional help-seeking: a prospective national study.

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Last words: analysis of suicide notes from an RECBT perspective: an exploratory study.

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Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents: an Explantory Model Using LISREL

This study tested a structural model to explain the relationship between the predictor variables of trait anger, anger suppression, entrapment, psychosomatic symptoms, depression, & resilience & the dependent variable of suicide ideation. Data were collected from a convenience sample of 11,393 Korean students. Trait anger, entrapment, psychosomatic symptoms, depression, & resilience had a direct effect […]

Gender Difference of School Anger Dimensions and its Prediction for Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

This instrumental study examined gender differences of school anger components & its prediction for suicidal behaviour. 1418 high school students were selected through stratified random sampling in Shiraz. Girls experienced anger more than boys but hostility was higher in boys. There was no gender difference regarding positive coping expression of anger or destructive coping expression. […]

A Model of Sexual Abuse’s Effects on Suicidal Behavior and Delinquency: the Role of Emotions as Mediating Factors

Drawing on Agnew’s general strain theory, the authors examined whether depressed mood & anger mediated the effects of sexual abuse on suicidal behaviour & delinquency. Participants included 9,113 students attending high school in Iceland. Structural equation modelling showed that, while controlling for family structure & parental education, being exposed to strain in the form of […]

Plasma Serotonin Levels and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

To evaluate the relationship between plasma serotonin levels & psychometric measures in suicidal adolescents versus controls, 211 Israeli adolescents were divided into 4 groups: 35 suicidal psychiatric inpatients; 30 nonsuicidal psychiatric inpatients; 51 adolescents referred to the emergency room after an attempt; & 95 community-based controls. Plasma serotonin levels were significantly lower in the control […]

A Friend’s View of Suicide (IN: Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention, ed. by S Palmer)

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Externalizing Problems, Internalizing Problems, and Suicidal Ideation in Singaporean Adolescents: sex Differences

This study explores the relationships among 4 factors of maladjustment (emotional distress, negative self, antisocial behaviour, & anger control problems) & suicide ideation in 271 Singaporean adolescents. Findings indicate emotional distress, negative self-concept, & antisocial behaviour signficantly predicted suicide ideation for the whole sample. Beta weight is largest for emotional distress, followed by negative self, […]

Internalized and Externalized Anger in Adolescent Suicide Attempters

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First-time Suicide Attempters, Repeat Attempters, and Previous Attempters on an Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

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Anger, Impulsivity, Social Support, and Suicide Risk in Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Repetition of Deliberate Self-harm as Seen in Uganda

Christian-based Counseling for the Suicide Survivor: a Guide for Pastoral Therapy

Gestalt Therapy Approaches to Crisis Intervention With Suicidal Clients

The Impact of Subjective and Expressed Anger on the Functioning of Psychiatric Outpatients With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Impaired Self-Regulation and Suicidal Behavior Among Adolescent and Young Adult Psychiatric Inpatients

The aim of this study was to examine the correlates of suicidal behaviour among 64 adolescents (ages 13-17 years) & 62 young adults (ages 18-35 years) within a psychiatric inpatient setting. The authors investigated the influence of impairment in general self-regulation, including specific behavioural dysregulation, on suicidal behaviour within these two groups. Results indicated that […]

Psychological Factors in Deliberate Self-harm as Seen in an Urban African Population in Uganda: a Case-control Study