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OBJECTIVES To establish the lifetime prevalence rates of suicide ideations, plans and attempts, and to identify the conditional risks of suicide attempts following the prior onset of suicide ideation or planning. METHOD A representative sample extracted from the National Population Register of non-institutionalized residents, aged 21 or older, were(More)
An analysis of all emergency department admissions in Israel classified as an attempted suicide in the years 1996-2002 was done to examine attempted suicide rates by age and gender with particular attention to adolescents and young adults. Gender differences in attempted suicide rates were significant only during adolescence and young adulthood, ages 13 to(More)
Narratives of 30 caregivers were scored for appraisals and coping responses following the death of their partners from AIDS. Appraisals were identified as valenced beliefs, emotions, and goal outcomes, whereas coping responses included goals and plans of action. The proportion of positive appraisals predicted long-term goals and plans and psychological(More)
The relation between aspects of depression and the wish to be held was studied in 72 male and 57 female college students. Females reported higher levels of depressive experiences associated with issues of dependency as well as more intense wishes to be held. In both sexes the intensity of the wish to be held was related to dependency; however, it was the(More)
OBJECTIVE The Israel Survey of Mental Health among Adolescents (ISMEHA) aimed to ascertain the prevalence of selected mental disorders and patterns of comorbidity, service utilization and unmet needs, health and sociodemographic covariates, and risk and protective factors. This paper reviews the methods used and discusses the strengths and limitations of(More)
The effects of pending litigation for compensation on treatment outcomes of patients with chronic low back pain, were assessed. The 81 patients with chronic low back pain who participated in a six-week behavioral treatment program organized around the theme of self-control, were differentiated according to whether there were unsettled legal claims for(More)
Marital stress, strain, and coping strategies were investigated in chronic pain patients by administering the Problems of Everyday Life Interview (PEL) to 55 married chronic pain patients. Subjects were assigned to either limited, moderate, or heightened mastery groups based upon PEL mastery scores. The heightened mastery group reported less marital strain,(More)
Studied the relationships between depth of depression, anaclitic and introjective depressive experiences, and dimensions of illness behavior in 37 chronic pain patients. Depth of depression and degree of introjective depressive experiences showed similar positive covariation with a broad range of illness behavior: Namely, hypochondriasis, disease(More)
This study examined the statistical and clinical validity of the distinction frequently made between "functional" pain and "real" pain. Earlier work has relied on the MMPI exclusively and results have been inconclusive, yet the distinction continues to be made and treatment is recommended on the basis of the label. Sixty-seven chronic back pain patients(More)