Risk and protective factors in suicide. A case-control study using the psychological autopsy.

  • Jose M. Antón-San-Martín Psicólogo especialista en Psicología Clínica. UGCSM Área Sanitaria Norte de Málaga. Hospital de Antequera Málaga
  • Eduardo Sánchez-Guerrero Universidad de Málaga
  • Lucía Pérez-Costilla Universidad de Málaga Psiquiatra. UGCSM Carlos Haya. Málaga
  • Mª-Teresa Labajos-Manzanares Universidad de Málaga
  • Yolanda de-Diego-Otero Fundación IMABIS. Málaga
  • Nicolás Benítez-Parejo Ciber Epidemiología. Hospital Costa del Sol. Málaga
  • Raquel Comino-Ballesteros Fundación IMABIS. Málaga
  • Emilio Perea-Milla Ciber Epidemiología. Hospital Costa del Sol. Málaga
  • Valentín Ramos-Medina Médico Forense. Instituto de Medicina Legal. Málaga
  • Amalia López-Calvo Médico Forense. Instituto de Medicina Legal. Málaga
Keywords: Suicide, risk factors, psychological autopsy, case-control study.

Abstract

Rates, methods and some of the risk factors of suicide seem to depend on geographical and cultural differences, which involve conducting research in specific high-risk areas facing the implementation of preventive strategies. This study seeks to determine the risk and protective factors of suicide in the region of Antequera-Málaga (Spain). Is performed on a case-control study using the psychological autopsy of 40 cases of suicide and 80 population controls matched on gender, age and area of residence. The multivariate model found is composed of the following factors: the antecedents of suicide and mental disorders aggregate in families, a diagnosis of personality disorder and family conflict in the month prior to suicide. These factors discriminate risk populations facing the implementation of preventive programs.
How to Cite
Antón-San-Martín, J. M., Sánchez-Guerrero, E., Pérez-Costilla, L., Labajos-Manzanares, M.-T., de-Diego-Otero, Y., Benítez-Parejo, N., Comino-Ballesteros, R., Perea-Milla, E., Ramos-Medina, V., & López-Calvo, A. (1). Risk and protective factors in suicide. A case-control study using the psychological autopsy. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 29(3), 810-815. https://doi.org/10.6018/analesps.29.3.175701
Section
Clinical and Health Psychology