Self-disclosure, depression, anxiety, and suicidal behavior in adolescent psychiatric inpatients

Netta Horesh, Alan Apter

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Abstract

The objectives of this paper were to examine the personality variable of self-disclosure, or the tendency to share feelings with others, and its relationship to depression, anxiety, and suicidal behavior in adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Of the 87 adolescents who were assessed, 53 had made a suicide attempt and 34 had never shown any suicidal behavior during their lifetime. There was a significant relationship between suicidality and low levels of self-disclosure, which appears to be mediated by anxiety and depression. This sharing difficulty was most significantly marked between the adolescent and his/her family and seemed to be mediated by feelings of depression and anxiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalCrisis
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-disclosure
  • Suicidality

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