خودکشی در نمونه های بالینی و جامعه بزرگسالان با عقب ماندگی ذهنی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|73962||2004||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5380 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 25, Issue 3, May–June 2004, Pages 231–243
This paper will argue that suicidal ideation and suicidal gestures are evident in adults with mental retardation, including individuals not receiving mental health services currently, and that psychosocial correlates of suicidality are similar to those noted in the general population. Findings are based on structured interviews with 98 adults with mental retardation, with corroborative information from caregivers and clinical charts. One in three individuals reported that they think “life is not worth living” sometimes or a lot. Eleven percent of individuals reported previous suicide attempt(s). Twenty-three percent of informants were unaware of the current suicidal ideation that their family member/client was reporting. Individuals reporting suicidal ideation endorsed more loneliness, stress, anxiety and depression, along with less social support than other individuals, consistent with reports of suicidal individuals in the general population. Adults with mental retardation who report thinking that life is not worth living should be a target group for future suicide prevention efforts. More research is needed to better understand the risk factors and protective factors for suicidality in this population.