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Sleep, sense of coherence and suicidality in suicide attempters


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Title: Sleep, sense of coherence and suicidality in suicide attempters
Authors: Sjöström, Nils
E-mail: Nils.Sjostrom@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 26-Jan-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Parts of work: I. Sjöström N, Waern M, Hetta J. Nightmares and sleep disturbances in relation to suicidality in suicide attempters. Sleep 2007;30:91-95.
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II. Sjöström N, Hetta J, Waern M. Persistent nightmares are associated with repeat suicide attempt. A prospective study. Psychiatry Research 2008, in press.

III. Sjöström N, Hetta J, Waern M. Sense of coherence and suicidality in suicide attempters. A prospective study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, submitted.

IV. Waern M, Sjöström N, Marlow T, Hetta J. Does the suicide assessment scale predict risk of repetition? A prospective study of suicide attempters at a hospital emergency department. In manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2009-01-23
Disputation: Fredagen den 23 januari 2009, kl 13.00, Sahlgrensaulan, Blå Stråket 5, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset/Sahlgrenska, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Suicidality
repeat suicide attempt
sleep
nightmares
sense of coherence
Abstract: A suicide attempt is a strong predictor of future suicide. The management of patients who self-harm presents a challenge for psychiatric services. It is therefore important to identify factors that may be related to increased risk of suicidal behaviour in suicide attempters. The current study aimed to examine the prevalence of specific sleep disturbances in suicide attempters and possible associations between sleep disturbances (including nightmares) and suicidal behaviour. A second focus w... more
ISBN: 978-91-633-3617-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/19036
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from Sahlgrenska Academy
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

 

 

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