Early maladaptive schemas and suicidal ideation in depressed patients

Flink, N., Lehto, S. M., Koivumaa-Honkanen, H., Viinamäki, H., Ruusunen, A., Valkonen-Korhonen, M. and Honkalampi, K. 2017, Early maladaptive schemas and suicidal ideation in depressed patients, European Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 87-92, doi: 10.1016/j.ejpsy.2017.07.001.

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Title Early maladaptive schemas and suicidal ideation in depressed patients
Author(s) Flink, N.
Lehto, S. M.
Koivumaa-Honkanen, H.
Viinamäki, H.
Ruusunen, A.ORCID iD for Ruusunen, A. orcid.org/0000-0002-1169-7478
Valkonen-Korhonen, M.
Honkalampi, K.
Journal name European Journal of Psychiatry
Volume number 31
Issue number 3
Start page 87
End page 92
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-07-01
ISSN 0213-6163
Summary  Background and objectives Suicidal ideation is a key risk factor for suicidal behaviour among depressed individuals. To explore underlying cognitive patterns associated with suicidal ideation, the present study compared early maladaptive schemas (EMSs) among psychiatric outpatients in treatment for major depressive disorder with and without current suicidal ideation. Methods The sample consisted of 79 depressed patients who responded to the background questionnaire and completed the Young Schema Questionnaire short form-extended, 21-item Beck Depression Inventory and Beck Hopelessness Scale. Results Patients with suicidal ideation were more maladaptive in respect to the majority of EMSs compared to those without. After controlling for the concurrent depressive symptom severity and hopelessness ‘Vulnerability to Harm or Illness’ EMS, which concerns catastrophising beliefs, remained a predictor for suicidal ideation. Conclusion EMSs may contribute to suicidal ideation among depressed individuals regardless of their mood and future orientation. These results offer implications for the assessment and treatment of suicidality.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ejpsy.2017.07.001
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, Asociación Universitaria de Zaragoza para el Progreso de la Psiquiatría y la Salud Mental
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30109979

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Collection: School of Medicine
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