Suicide, satisfaction with life, and insight capacity among adolescents with mental disorders: A preliminary study

Lior Schapir*, Gil Zalsman, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Meyrav Gaziel, Mayad Morag-Yaffe, Jonathan Sever, Abraham Weizman, Gal Shoval

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about the role of insight and satisfaction with life in adolescent suicidal behavior. Aims: The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between suicide risk, insight, and satisfaction with life among adolescents with mental disorders. Method: A total of 30 adolescents were evaluated using self-report measures of insight, satisfaction with life, and suicide risk. Regression analysis was used to assess the contribution of each factor to suicide risk. Results: Positive correlations were found between suicide risk and insight dimensions. Satisfaction with life correlated negatively with suicide risk and insight dimensions. Insight explained 27.3% of suicide risk (p =.003). Both insight and satisfaction with life explained 39.0% of suicide risk (p =.031). Conclusion: Among adolescents with mental disorders, insight is a risk factor, whereas satisfaction with life is a protective factor for suicidality. Insight affects suicide risk of adolescents with mental disorders via reduction of satisfaction with life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalCrisis
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Insight
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Suicide

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