Clinical profiles among Greek adolescent suicide attempters: A latent class analysis

Background: Suicide attempts are a significant public health problem among youth, resulting in a major social and economic burden for communities and a devastating impact on families. Aims: To determine whether we can identify distinct clinical profiles using latent class analysis in a clinical sample of Greek adolescents who were admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt. Method: Data on[…]

Suicide rates in Crete, Greece during the economic crisis: The effect of age, gender, unemployment and mental health provision.

ackground: Recently, suicides in Greece have drawn national and international interest due to the current
economic crisis. According to published reports, suicides in Greece have increased up to 40% and Crete has
been highlighted as an area with the sharpest increase.
Aim: To investigate the suicide mortality rates in Crete between 1999[…]

Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in Greece during the economic crisis: An update.

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The impact of economic austerity and prosperity events on suicide in Greece: A 30-year interrupted time-series analysis.

This is the first multidecade, national analysis of suicide in Greece using monthly data. Select austerity-related events in Greece corresponded to statistically significant increases for suicides overall, as well as for suicides among men and women. The consideration of future austerity measures should give greater weight to the unintended mental health consequences that may follow[…]

What happened to suicides during the Greek economic crisis? Findings from an ecological study of suicides and their determinants (2003-2012).

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Economic crisis, restrictive policies, and the population’s health and health care: the Greek case.

The global economic crisis has affected the Greek economy with unprecedented severity, making Greece an important test of the relationship between socioeconomic determinants and a population’s well-being. Suicide and homicide mortality rates among men increased by 22.7% and 27.6%, respectively, between 2007 and 2009, and mental disorders, substance abuse, and infectious disease morbidity showed deteriorating[…]

Attitudes Towards Attempted Suicide: the Development of a Measurement Tool

This study developed, piloted, & validated a measure of health care professionals’ attitudes towards patients who have attempted suicide. A 102-item questionnaire was constructed from an existing instrument & findings from a literature review. A pilot study was carried out with a sample of 40 doctors & nurses. Questionnaires were then distributed to a sample[…]

The Association Between Bullying and Early Stages of Suicidal Ideation in Late Adolescents in Greece

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Suicidal Attempts by Prescription Drug Overdose in the Elderly: a Study of 44 Cases

A series of 44 consecutive elderly Greek patients admitted to hospital after deliberate self-poisoning was reviewed for associated medical & psychosocial factors. In all but 3 cases, the overdose involved prescribed drugs. Women outnumbered men 2.7 to 1. There was a high proportion of chronic psychiatric & medical conditions. Chronic stress from physical illness, social[…]

The Psychodynamics of Suicide in Sophocles’s Plays (IN: Suicide and the Creative Arts, edited by S Stack & D Lester)

This chapter presents an analysis of self-destructive behaviour as depicted by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles in two of his dramas, “Oedipus Rex” and “Antigone”. It is concluded the self-destructive behaviour depicted illustrates some of the psychodynamic processes often present in the minds of suicidal individuals but that the plays do not present new ideas[…]