Family history of suicide and high motor impulsivity distinguish suicide attempters from suicide ideators among college students

Yong guang Wang, Shen Chen, Zhi ming Xu, Zhi hua Shen, Yi quan Wang, Xiao yan He, Ri fang Cao, David L. Roberts, Jian fei Shi, Yi qiang Wang

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Abstract

Suicide in college students has become an important public health issue in China. The aim of this study was to identify the differences between suicide attempters and suicide ideators based on a cross-sectional survey. Our results indicate that although female gender, positive screening for psychiatric illness, positive family history of suicide, elevated overall impulsivity, and elevated motor impulsivity were correlated with suicidal ideation, only positive family history of suicide and high motor impulsivity could differentiate suicide attempters from suicidal ideators. Future research with a longitudinal and prospective study design should be conducted to confirm these findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Volume90
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • College students
  • Family history of suicide
  • Impulsivity
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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