Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
Print version ISSN 0034-7450
MARTHA, L; CAYCEDO, B and KARIM JIMENEZ, S. Descriptive-Exploratory Study of Major Depressive Disorder: A Psychological and Sociodemographic Approximation of Inpatients at the Clínica Nuestra Señora de la Paz. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2005, vol.34, n.4, pp. 515-528. ISSN 0034-7450.
Objectives: An approximation to the relation between Depression and attempted suicide and the sociodemographic and psychologic features in inpatient males and females at Clínica Nuestra Señora de la Paz. These patients were admitted to the Psychology Departament, referred from Psychiatry in the period between 2000-2001 with a diagnosis of Major Depression. Methods: Descriptive-Exploratory method designed with a population of 100 patients who were subject to a semistructured interview. The medical charts and histories were also reviewed to complement the information. Variables were analyzed using procedures of descriptive statistics. Variable combination and crossing. Results: Of the patients included in the study 53% had a diagnosis of Major Depression and 47% of them, besides the diagnosis, had 1 or 2 attempted suicides. Of the totality of the group, 25% used substance ingestion as the method for suicide, noting the influence of Psychologic and sociodemographic variables in the expression of Major Depressive Diorder. Conclussions: There is a notorious influence of psychological an sociodemographic variables in clinical signs of Major Depressive Disorder.
Keywords : Major depressive disorder; attempted suicide.