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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Suicidality in somatization and undifferentiated somatoform disorders: A hospital-based study

1 Department of Psychiatry, SDM Medical College, Dharwad, India
2 Department and Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Anil Kakunje
Department and Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_41_18

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Aim: The aim of this study is to examine suicidality in patients with somatization and undifferentiated somatoform disorders. Materials and Methods: Suicidality was assessed among 105 consecutive patients diagnosed with somatization disorder or undifferentiated somatoform disorder according to the ICD-10 criteria. The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview-Plus and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale were used in the study. Results: In the study sample, 68.6% reported wish to be dead, 37.1% reported of nonspecific active suicidal thoughts, and 1.9% reported active suicidal ideation with specific plan and intent. The most frequent reason for suicidal ideation was to end or stop the pain. Conclusion: This study had revealed that somatization and undifferentiated somatoform disorders have a high risk of self-harm.

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