Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of traumatic grief on suicidal ideation. Method: The Beck-Kovacs Scale for Suicidal Ideation was administered to 76 young adult friends of suicide victims. Results: Traumatic grief was associated with a 5.08 times greater likelihood of suicidal ideation, after control for depression. Comorbid traumatic grief and depression were not associated with a greater likelihood of suicidal ideation. Conclusions: Syndromal traumatic grief heightens vulnerability to suicidal ideation.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Dec 1999|