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Suicide Behaviors in Adult Inpatients with Mental Disorders in Beijing, China

by 1,2, 3, 4, 1, 3,* and 1,2,*
School of Public Health, Capital Medical University, 10 Xitoutiao, Youanmenwai, Beijing 100069, China
Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Beijing 100069, China
Department of Psychiatry, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100088, China
Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tian Tan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
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Academic Editor: Rory O’Connor
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(3), 259;
Received: 3 January 2017 / Revised: 23 February 2017 / Accepted: 28 February 2017 / Published: 3 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue From Understanding Suicide Risk to Preventing Suicide)
Background: This study examined the tendency and suicidal behavior rates of Chinese adult inpatients with different types of mental disorders from 2010 to 2015. The aim was to provide some interesting clues for further studies. Methods: Adult patients with mental disorders who were hospitalized in Beijing Anding hospital from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2015 were included. Chi-square tests were used to compare the difference among inpatients with mental disorders by gender and year. Frequency, trend and suicidal behavior rates of inpatients with mental disorders were graphed. Results: A total of 17,244 psychiatric adult inpatients were included in our study. About 53.2% of the inpatients had mood disorders, followed by schizophrenia, which accounted for 34.6%. The proportion of female inpatients with mental disorders was larger than that of males (52.6% to 47.4%). Of the total, 3296 psychiatric inpatients were recognized as having suicidal behaviors. The rate of suicidal behavior among all inpatients was 19.1%, and it varied over the years. The suicidal behavior rate of female inpatients with mood disorders was much higher than that of the corresponding male inpatients. Conclusions: The presence of suicidal behavior varied among people with different types of mental disorders. For each type of mental illness, identifying the risk of specific suicide behavior would help tailor-make preventive efforts accordingly. View Full-Text
Keywords: suicide; Chinese subjects; psychiatry suicide; Chinese subjects; psychiatry
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Gao, Q.; Fan, H.; Di, F.; Xia, X.; Long, H.; Zhu, H. Suicide Behaviors in Adult Inpatients with Mental Disorders in Beijing, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 259.

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