Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 17–20 | Cite as

Die Rolle von Religion und Religiosität in der Suizidologie

  • Karl Kralovec
  • Martin Plöderl
  • Kurosch Yazdi
  • Reinhold Fartacek


Zuerst präsentieren wir einen kurzen Überblick über die Einstellung der einzelnen Religionen zum Suizid. Anschließend zeigen wir anhand der vorliegenden Studien den protektiven Effekt von Religion und Religiosität auf Suizidgedanken und suizidales Verhalten, wobei auch Daten angeführt werden, die auf eine mögliche Bedeutung von Religion als Risikofaktor für Suizidalität hinweisen. Abschließend diskutieren wir aus unserer Sicht wichtige Aspekte für die zukünftige Forschung in diesem Bereich.


Religion Suizidgedanken Suizidversuch Suizid 


After a short overview of the positions of the main religions toward suicide, we present scientific papers investigating the relationship between religion/religiousness and both suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour. Most studies indicate that religion and religiousness might be a protective factor against suicide. Literature reporting religion/religiousness as a possible risk factor is also presented. Suggestions for future research are offered.


Religion suicidal ideation suicide attempt suicide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Kralovec
    • 1
  • Martin Plöderl
    • 1
  • Kurosch Yazdi
    • 1
  • Reinhold Fartacek
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsprogramm Suizidprävention am Institut für Public Health, Paracelsus Medizinische Privatuniversität, Sonderauftrag für SuizidpräventionUniversitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie I, Christian-Doppler-KlinikSalzburgÖsterreich

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