Year: 2003 Source: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, v.57, no.1, (February 2003), p.119-126 SIEC No: 20080471

A questionnaire with items about abuse, neglect, self-mutilation, & suicide attempt & the Turkish version of the Dissociative Experiences Scale were given to 862 high school students. The rates of suicide attempt & self-mutilative behaviours were 10.1% & 21.4%, respectively. Abused or neglected groups had 7.6-fold higher suicide attempts & 2.7-fold higher self-mutilation behaviours. The logistic regression model showed each type of trauma & dissociation contributed to suicide attempts & self-mutilation, but dissociation was the most powerful. (32 refs.)