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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728


ANTON-SAN-MARTIN, José M. et al. Risk and protective factors in suicide: a case-control study using the psychological autopsy. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.29, n.3, pp.810-815. ISSN 1695-2294.

Rates, methods and some of the risk factors of suicide seem to depend on geographical and cultural differences, which involve conducting research in specific high-risk areas facing the implementation of preventive strategies. This study seeks to determine the risk and protective factors of suicide in the region of Antequera-Málaga (Spain). Is performed on a case-control study using the psychological autopsy of 40 cases of suicide and 80 population controls matched on gender, age and area of residence. The multivariate model found is composed of the following factors: the antecedents of suicide and mental disorders aggregate in families, a diagnosis of personality disorder and family conflict in the month prior to suicide. These factors discriminate risk populations facing the implementation of preventive programs.

Keywords : Suicide; risk factors; psychological autopsy; case-control study.

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