Life-time adversities, reported thirteen years after a suicide attempt: relationship to recovery, 5HTTLPR genotype, and past and present morbidity.
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In this study, we investigated how adversities related to past and present morbidity, and genotype. Forty-two, suicide attempters and 22 matched control patients were followed-up after 13 years. Life-time adversities were explored in an interview, and the patients were reassessed psychiatrically. The serotonin-transporter-linked promotor region (5-HTTLPR) was typed. More adversities were reported by suicide attempters than controls, and by still-ill than recovered suicide attempters. Adversities reported at follow-up were related to psychiatric morbidity at follow-up, but not to morbidity 13 years earlier. The 5-HTTLPR, genotype was associated with reported adversities, but not chances of recovery. Adversities potentially affected chronic morbidity. 5-HTTLPR genotype did not affect long-term recovery.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Archives of Suicide Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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2012, Lund University. 158 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)