Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 392–395

Suicidality and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women in Brazil

  • Ricardo Azevedo da Silva
  • Liliane da Costa Ores
  • Karen Jansen
  • Inácia Gomes da Silva Moraes
  • Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza
  • Pedro Magalhães
  • Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-012-9495-0

Cite this article as:
da Silva, R.A., da Costa Ores, L., Jansen, K. et al. Community Ment Health J (2012) 48: 392. doi:10.1007/s10597-012-9495-0

Abstract

Is important to evaluate suicidal potential and related factors during pregnancy among women who have attended public health services. To determine the suicidal potential, question 10 from Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used. In this sample (N = 1,334), 8.1% of pregnant women demonstrated suicidal potential. The potential risk factors for suicide in depressed pregnant women were being single, divorced or widowed, thinking about having an abortion, and having anxiety symptoms; in nondepressed pregnant women were lower age, low education level, low socioeconomic class, thoughts about having an abortion and anxiety symptoms.

Keywords

Suicide Associated factors Depression Anxiety Pregnancy 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Azevedo da Silva
    • 1
  • Liliane da Costa Ores
    • 1
  • Karen Jansen
    • 1
  • Inácia Gomes da Silva Moraes
    • 1
  • Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza
    • 1
  • Pedro Magalhães
    • 1
  • Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health and BehaviorCatholic University of PelotasPelotasBrazil

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