Mental and somatic symptoms related to suicidal ideation in patients visiting a psychosomatic clinic in Japan

Kouichi Yoshimasu, Tetsuya Kondo, Shoji Tokunaga, Yoshio Kanemitsu, Hideyo Sugahara, Mariko Akamine, Kanichiro Fujisawa, Kazuhisa Miyashita, Chiharu Kubo

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Abstract

Patients with suicidal ideation (SI) have various mental or somatic symptoms. A questionnaire-based interview elicited details concerning mental and somatic symptoms in patients visiting a psychosomatic clinic in Japan. Univariate logistic regression analyses followed by multiple regression models using a stepwise method were selected for identifying the candidate symptoms. Overall, symptoms related to depression were associated with SI in both sexes. Although women showed more various somatic symptoms associated with SI than men, many of those associations were diminished once severity of the depression was controlled. The current results suggest that a variety of self-reported symptoms, mainly related to depression, might reveal suicidal risk in outpatients with an urban hospital clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of General Medicine
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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