[The influence of personality on suicidal behavior].

Abstract

With the purpose of studying the influence of personality on suicidal behavior, 63 female suicide attempters were assessed by means of standardized interviews, Eysenck's personality questionnaire (EPQ-R) and other psychometric scales. Personality disorders (DMS III-R) were found in almost 70 per 100 and associated with previous attempts, higher hopelessness, suicide ideation, and to a more severe attempt. The most relevant dimensions were psychoticism and extraversion. The first one correlated to repetition, hopelessness, and suicide ideation; the second exerted a moderating effect, showing association with feelings of conformity towards survival. Neuroticism showed a rather unspecific effect on studied factors. Results confirm a relationship between personality disorders and suicidal behavior, and suggest possible mediating variables.

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@article{Gomez1992TheIO, title={[The influence of personality on suicidal behavior].}, author={Alejandro Gomez and Fernando Lolas and Melissa M Martin and Alinne Barrera and E Jaar and Liza M Su{\'a}rez}, journal={Actas luso-españolas de neurología, psiquiatría y ciencias afines}, year={1992}, volume={20 6}, pages={250-6} }