Debt and suicidal behaviour in the Finnish general population.

  title={Debt and suicidal behaviour in the Finnish general population.},
  author={Jukka J. Hintikka and Osmo Kontula and Pirjo Irmeli Saarinen and Antti Tanskanen and Kaj Koskela and Heimo T Viinam{\"a}ki},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={98 6},
We studied the significance of debt as a risk factor for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in a nation-wide sample (n = 4868) of the Finnish general population. Those experiencing difficulties in repaying their debts more often than others (37 vs. 16%, P<0.001) had a probable minor mental disorder (GHQ-12 score > or =3). Nevertheless, difficulties in repaying debts were found to be a factor independently associated with suicidal ideation (OR, 2.8; 95% CI, 1.9-4.2). The clinical implication… CONTINUE READING

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