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Do Survivors Respond Differently When Alcohol Abuse Complicates Suicide? Findings from the Psychological Autopsy Study in Estonia

Autorid: Tall K , Kõlves K , Sisask M , Värnik A
Väljaandja/tellija: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Märksõnad: alkohol, suitsiidid, perekond, vaimne tervis, nõustamine
Välja antud: 2008
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Tall K, Kõlves K, Sisask M, et al. Do Survivors Respond Differently When Alcohol Abuse Complicates Suicide? Findings from the Psychological Autopsy Study in Estonia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2008;95:129-33.
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T63-4S08YJG-1&_user=10&_coverDate=05%2F01%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1439365370&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=55534ed4771a8ae39da36efc7ce33bae
Alamvaldkonnad:Vaimne tervis
Kirjeldus: Background: When a person with alcohol use disorder commits suicide, do the immediate family members (parents, spouses, and children) react differently from the relatives of non-alcohol-related suicides?
Methods: From a series of 427 psychological autopsies conducted in Estonia we selected 261 cases of suicide where the key informants were close relatives. Of the 261 suicides, 148 met the DSM-IV criteria for alcohol use disorder (alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence), while 113 did not. Unconditional logistic regression was used to estimate the association in terms of emotions.
Results: The spouses of alcohol misusing suicides were significantly more likely to react with anger than those when alcohol did not complicate the picture (adjusted OR = 3.8, 95% CI = 1.4-0.4). The children of persons with alcohol use disorder, who committed suicide were less likely to feel guilty (adjusted OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.8) or abandoned (adjusted OR = 0.2, 95% CI = 0.1-0.7) than children of non-alcohol-related suicide victims. There were no statistically significant differences in surviving parents' emotions.
Conclusions: Alcohol use disorder before suicide changes affective responses in spouses and children who are left behind. Bereavement counsellors should be alert for complex grief and mourning responses among this group of suicide survivors.