Suicide ideation across reproductive life cycle of women Results from a European epidemiological study

Judith Usall, Alejandra Pinto-Meza, Anna Fernández, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Jean Pierre Lepine, Viviane Kovess, Josep Maria Haro

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Abstract

Background: The aim of the present study is to compare suicide ideation among women in the pre-, peri-, and post-menopause using a cross-sectional household survey of non-institutionalised adults from six European countries. Methods: In total, 8794 out of 21,425 respondents provided data for the following study. To use men as a comparison group, we defined three different groups of male subjects, based on the mean age of the women groups. Results: We found an increased risk of suicide ideation among women in their peri-menopause compared with women in their pre- or post-menopause and men. This finding was independent of mood and anxiety disorders. Limitations: Some categories showed few individuals. The cross-sectional design of our study does not allow us to conclude causal relationship between variables. Conclusion: The occurrence of suicide ideation varies across the reproductive life cycle of women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume116
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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Life Cycle Stages
Suicide
Epidemiologic Studies
Postmenopause
Premenopause
Menopause
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Perimenopause
  • Reproductive life cycle
  • Suicide ideation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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Usall, J., Pinto-Meza, A., Fernández, A., Graaf, R. D., Demyttenaere, K., Alonso, J., ... Haro, J. M. (2009). Suicide ideation across reproductive life cycle of women Results from a European epidemiological study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 116(1-2), 144-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2008.12.006

Suicide ideation across reproductive life cycle of women Results from a European epidemiological study. / Usall, Judith; Pinto-Meza, Alejandra; Fernández, Anna; Graaf, Ron de; Demyttenaere, Koen; Alonso, Jordi; Girolamo, Giovanni de; Lepine, Jean Pierre; Kovess, Viviane; Haro, Josep Maria.

In: Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 116, No. 1-2, 07.2009, p. 144-147.

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Usall, J, Pinto-Meza, A, Fernández, A, Graaf, RD, Demyttenaere, K, Alonso, J, Girolamo, GD, Lepine, JP, Kovess, V & Haro, JM 2009, 'Suicide ideation across reproductive life cycle of women Results from a European epidemiological study', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 116, no. 1-2, pp. 144-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2008.12.006
Usall, Judith ; Pinto-Meza, Alejandra ; Fernández, Anna ; Graaf, Ron de ; Demyttenaere, Koen ; Alonso, Jordi ; Girolamo, Giovanni de ; Lepine, Jean Pierre ; Kovess, Viviane ; Haro, Josep Maria. / Suicide ideation across reproductive life cycle of women Results from a European epidemiological study. In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 2009 ; Vol. 116, No. 1-2. pp. 144-147.
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