An examination of suicide probability in alcoholic in-patients

Demirbaş H., Çelik S., İLHAN İ., DOĞAN Y.

Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol.38, no.1, pp.67-70, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/alcalc/agg019
  • Journal Name: Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-70
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


Aims: This study evaluated correlations of self esteem, depression, and state-trait anxiety with suicide probability in alcohol dependence. Methods: The sample consists of 70 patients who were hospitalized in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Unit in the Psychiatry Clinic of Ankara University between the years 1999 and 2000. Patients' histories, the Suicide Probability Scale, the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Scales were used. Correlation, linear regression and t-test statistical analyses were performed. Results and Conclusions: It was found that self-esteem, depression and trait anxiety predict suicide probability. Suicide probability was higher within the sub-sample with a history of a suicidal act in comparison to those without such a history.