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Frequency Suicide ideation and Attempt among Rafsanjan Pregnant Women in 2012

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Author Asadpoor M, Reza Bidaki, Mahmoodi H, Salehishahrbabaki MH, Manshoori A , Rajabi Z , Arab BaniAsad F
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 1174-1181
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 12
Issue Date January 01, 2014
Publishing Date January 01, 2014
Keywords Suicide ideation; Suicide attempt; Pregnancy; Women


Suicide is a conscious and voluntary act that the person ends his/her life by a life threatening and fatal act. Pregnancy is the most important and vital life stage for every woman. Because of the different stress in pregnancy as well as prevalence of psychiatric disorders such as depression .Suicide risk during pregnancy is also available. We investigate the prevalence of suicide thoughts and attempt among pregnant women in Rafsanjan, a city in center of Iran.In this cross-sectional study, all of pregnant women that attending urban health centers of Rafsanjan University of medical sciences in 2012 were the target population. Six hundred pregnant women were selected after exclusion criteria applied. Beck standard questionnaire for suicide was used to data collection. Suicidal thoughts were higher in women higher than >35 years (p<0/001) and multi gravid women (p=0.003) and Practitioner women (p<0.001). Unwanted pregnancies and dost date pregnancies have been characterized two factors for Suicidal thoughts. Women with history of divorce or stress during in pregnancy have been Suicidal thoughts and attempt, but women with the importance of child's gender did not differ significantly (p=0.513). The frequency of suicidal thoughts in women with malicious behavior during pregnancy were higher (p=0.004).Also the frequency of suicidal thoughts in women with history of Psychiatric disorder or familial history of suicide or Psychiatric disorder was higher (p<0.001).Suicide isn't common among pregnant women. Psychiatric approach is recommended as part of routine prenatal care.

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