Journal article

Depression, Hopelessness, and Complicated Grief in Survivors of Suicide

Samantha Bellini, Denise Erbuto, Karl Andriessen, Mariantonietta Milelli, Marco Innamorati, David Lester, Gaia Sampogna, Andrea Fiorillo, Maurizio Pompili

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018

Abstract

Suicide often has a severe impact on the surviving family and friends. There is a need to better understand the psychological and psychopathological consequences of losing a significant other by suicide. The aim of the present study was to assess hopelessness, depression, suicide risk, complicated grief, intrusive memories, and avoidance in a sample of suicide survivors. In this observational study, 35 bereaved individuals were recruited at the Suicide Prevention Centre of Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome. Individuals were administered a series of validated instruments: the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI), the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), the Inventory of Complicated Grief (ICG), the Impact..

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