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RODRIGUES, Moisés Ederson da Silva et al. Suicide risk in young adults with anxiety disorders: population-based study. Psico-USF [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.1, pp. 53-62. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712012000100007.

This study aimed at investigating the relationship between the presence of anxiety disorders and suicide risk in young adults. In a cross-sectional population-based design young adults answered a questionnaire about sociodemographic, behavioral and health characteristics. The measure of psychological well-being was made by Faces Scale of Andrews while the substances use evaluation was performed according to the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview 5.0 evaluated anxiety disorders and suicide risk. Among the 1.621 young adults interviewed, 20.9% had some anxiety disorders and 8.6% suicide risk. After multivariate analysis, the presence of any anxiety disorder was significantly associated with suicide risk (PR 6.10 95% CI 3.95 to 9.43). Thus, it is highlighted the importance of greater attention to suicide risk in those patients with anxiety disorders.

Keywords : Suicide; Anxiety; Mental disorders.

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