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Journal: Journal of the Grodno State Medical University (Vol.55, No. 3)

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Page : 119-122

Keywords : female alcoholism; autoagression; suicidology;

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The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of alcohol addiction on suicidological indicators of women suffering from alcohol dependence. A comparative analysis of two groups of women (who are alcohol-dependent and healthy women of the control group) was performed; each group consists of 62 patients. "Front" comparison of all the studied characteristics in groups have been carried out. We found out that women addicts are much more likely to have patterns of suicidal behavior and thinking in comparison with the control group (19,35% of women suffering from alcohol addiction for life made suicide attempts, and 22,58% have suicidal thoughts). They also often have non-suicidal patterns of behavior (in particular, exposure to violence among women suffering from alcoholism is 32,26% compared to 1.61% among healthy respondents); and predictors of autoaggressive behavior are widely presented. All this allows to conclude that this group of women has a high suicidal potential and deserve close attention, both within the drug and suicidological services.

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