Suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts in chronic pain patients: factors associated with increased risk.

@article{Smith2004SuicidalIP,
  title={Suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts in chronic pain patients: factors associated with increased risk.},
  author={Michael Thomas Smith and Robert F R Edwards and Richard C. Robinson and Robert H. Dworkin},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2004},
  volume={111 1-2},
  pages={201-8}
}
This study describes suicidal behavior in a cross-sectional sample of chronic pain patients and evaluates factors associated with increased risk for suicidal ideation. One hundred-fifty-three adults with nonmalignant pain (42% back pain) who were consecutively referred to a tertiary care pain center completed a Structured Clinical Interview for Suicide History, the McGill Pain Questionnaire, and the Beck Depression Inventory. Nineteen-percent reported current passive suicidal ideation (PSI), 13… CONTINUE READING

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