ISSN: 1935-1232 (P)

ISSN: 1941-2010 (E)

Shiva Kumar BK
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Adichu, India


  • Research Article   
    Suicidal Ideation Among Patients Of Alcohol Dependence Syndrome: A Hospital Based Case Series Study
    Author(s): Vinod A, Tushar Saini, Krutika Ainapur, Bhaskar Mara*, T. Sanjana and Shiva Kumar BK

    Background: Alcohol use has been recorded since ancient times in India. The chronic and heavy use of alcohol has tremendous impact on the medical and social well?being of the individual. Alcohol dependence results in suicidal behaviour leading to serious effects on individuals, families, and society, making it a topic of immense importance. Aims: This study aims to assess the socio-demographic profile, risk of suicidal ideation and different correlates associated with it, and the severity of depressive symptoms in patients of alcohol dependence syndrome. Methodology: A total of 120 out-patients’ alcohol dependence syndrome according to ICD-10 were assessed for severity of dependence using Severity of Alcohol-Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ) and Assessment of suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms was conducted using Modified Scale for Suicidal Ideation (MSS.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.MMWY.100130

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