Partner abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for suicide attempts in a sample of low-income, inner-city women.

@article{Thompson1999PartnerAA,
  title={Partner abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder as risk factors for suicide attempts in a sample of low-income, inner-city women.},
  author={Martie P Thompson and Nadine J Kaslow and Jeffrey Brooks Kingree and Robin C. Puett and Nancy J. Thompson and Lisa Meadows},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={1999},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={59-72}
}
This study examined partner abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as risk factors for suicidal behavior among women, and whether or not PTSD mediated the partner abuse-suicidal behavior association. Attempters (n = 119) were approximately three times more likely to be above clinical cut-points for physical partner abuse, nonphysical abuse, and PTSD than nonattempters (n = 85). Physical partner abuse, but not nonphysical partner abuse, was associated with an increased risk for PTSD… CONTINUE READING

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