You are here

Interactive Effects of the Capability for Suicide and Major Depressive Episodes on Suicidal Behavior in a Military Sample.

Title: The Interactive Effects of the Capability for Suicide and Major Depressive Episodes on Suicidal Behavior in a Military Sample.
4 views
0 downloads
Name(s): Chu, Carol, author
Podlogar, Matthew, author
Hagan, Christopher R, author
Buchman-Schmitt, Jennifer M, author
Silva, Caroline, author
Chiurliza, Bruno, author
Hames, Jennifer L, author
Stanley, Ian H, author
Lim, Ltc Ingrid C, author
Joiner, Thomas E, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Major depressive symptoms represent a significant risk for suicidal ideation and behavior. Given that suicide is fearsome, the interpersonal theory of suicide proposes that individuals who engage in suicidal behavior possess not only the desire to die, but also the acquired capability (AC) for suicide. This study examined whether major depressive episodes (MDEs) may be particularly relevant to suicidal behavior when considered in the context of AC. History of MDEs, AC, and suicide attempt history were examined in a large (n=3,377) sample of military members. Data were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression. Results indicated that among individuals with high AC, the number of MDEs was significantly, positively associated with number of previous suicide attempts; MDEs were not significantly related to suicide attempt history among individuals with low AC. Findings held in the presence of robust covariates associated with suicidal behavior. Findings suggest that a history of MDEs alone may not indicate severe suicide risk - increased AC for suicide appears necessary for increased suicide risk. Implications for suicide treatment and prevention in military personnel are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26834299 (IID), 10.1007/s10608-015-9727-z (DOI), PMC4731046 (PMCID), 26834299 (RID), 26834299 (EID)
Keywords: Acquired capability for suicide, Major depressive episodes, Military, Suicide
Grant Number: T32 MH093311
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4731046.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26834299
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Cognitive therapy and research.
0147-5916
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 40

Choose the citation style.
Chu, C., Podlogar, M., Hagan, C. R., Buchman-Schmitt, J. M., Silva, C., Chiurliza, B., … Joiner, T. E. (2016). The Interactive Effects of the Capability for Suicide and Major Depressive Episodes on Suicidal Behavior in a Military Sample. Cognitive Therapy And Research. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_26834299