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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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Psic., Saúde & Doenças vol.2 no.1 Lisboa July 2001


Tentativa de suicídio na adolescência: avaliação do efeito de género na depressão e personalidade

Paula Lopes1, David Pires Barreira1, & Ana Matos Pires1,2

1Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde – Sul

2Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa


Resumo: O presente trabalho debruça-se sobre aspectos clínicos relativos à tentativa de suicídio na adolescência. Assim, pesquisou-se a existência de sintomatologia depressiva, bem como de traços disfuncionantes da personalidade em adolescentes com história prévia de tentativa de suicídio e efectuou-se um estudo comparativo entre sexos. Constituiram-se duas amostras, uma composta por indivíduos do sexo feminino (n=12) e outra por indivíduos do sexo masculino (n=10), com idades compreendidas entre os 15 e os 18 anos. Todos os sujeitos foram avaliados com o Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) e com o Mini-Mult. Os resultados sugerem a existência de um efeito de género quer na expressão clínica do quadro depressivo, quer na presença de traços patológicos da personalidade.

Palavras chave: Adolescência, Depressão, Personalidade, Tentativa de suicídio.


Suicide attempt during adolescence: the effect of gender in depression and personality

Abstract: This study focus on clinical features of the adolescence suicide attempters. In this way, the research evaluate the presence of depressive symptoms and disfunctional personality traits in adolescents with at least one suicide threat and a comparative study between genders was employed. Subjects were divided into two groups, one with female (n=12) and other with male adolescents (n=10), aged between 15 and 18 years. Data was collected by “Children’s Depression Inventory” and “Mini-Mult”. The findings suggest gender differences particularly with respect to diagnostic entities such as depression and pathological personality traits.

Key words: Adolescence, Depression, Personality, Suicide attempt.


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