Suicidality and depression among adult patients admitted in general medical facilities in Kenya

@inproceedings{Ndetei2010SuicidalityAD,
  title={Suicidality and depression among adult patients admitted in general medical facilities in Kenya},
  author={David Musyimi Ndetei and Lincoln I. Khasakhala and Victoria N. Mutiso and Anne W Mbwayo},
  booktitle={Annals of general psychiatry},
  year={2010}
}
AIM To document Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) II suicidal symptoms among patients admitted to Kenyan non-psychiatric general medical facilities METHODS All consenting adults admitted within a period of 4 weeks at 10 general medical facilities in Kenya were interviewed for suicidal symptoms and depression using the BDI-II. RESULTS In all, 2,780 patients responded to item 9 (suicidal symptoms of the BDI-II). The prevalence of all BDI-II suicidal symptoms combined was 10.5%. Thoughts of… CONTINUE READING
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