Characteristics of a French African Caribbean epidemiological psychiatric sample with a history of suicide attempt.

@article{Slama2008CharacteristicsOA,
  title={Characteristics of a French African Caribbean epidemiological psychiatric sample with a history of suicide attempt.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Slama and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Dehurtevent and J Even and Aim{\'e} Charles-Nicolas and Nicolas Ballon and R{\'e}my Slama},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={720-7}
}
Research on vulnerability factors among ethnic groups, independent of primary psychiatric diagnosis, may help to identify groups at risk of suicidal behavior. French African Caribbean general psychiatric patients (N = 362) were recruited consecutively and independently of the primary psychiatric diagnosis. Demographic and clinical characteristics and lifetime history of suicide attempts were recorded. Sixty-five patients (18%) had a history of at least one suicide attempt. Presence of… CONTINUE READING

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