Trait aggression in suicide attempters: A pilot study
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 62, Issue 3, pages 352–354, June 2008
How to Cite
Doihara, C., Kawanishi, C., Yamada, T., Sato, R., Hasegawa, H., Furuno, T., Nakagawa, M. and Hirayasu, Y. (2008), Trait aggression in suicide attempters: A pilot study. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62: 352–354. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2008.01804.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 9 August 2007; revised 27 December 2007; accepted 29 December 2007.
- suicide attempter;
Suicide attempt is a potent risk factor of subsequent suicide. Understanding the characteristics of suicide attempters is important for preventing suicide. The authors investigated aggression in medically serious suicide attempters at an emergency department. Trait aggression was evaluated in 55 suicide attempters and 71 healthy individuals as a control group using the Japanese version of the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire (BAQ). Total BAQ scores (t = 2.782, P = 0.006) and the hostility scores (t = 3.735, P < 0.001) were significantly higher in the suicide attempters than the controls. It suggested that to focus on aggression and its management is one of the key components for preventing suicide.