Journal article

Relationships Between Different Dimensions of Social Support and Suicidal Ideation in Young People with Major Depressive Disorder

Carl Moller, Sue M Cotton, Paul B Badcock, Sarah E Hetrick, Michael Berk, Olivia M Dean, Andrew M Chanen, Christopher G Davey



BACKGROUND: Suicidal ideation (SI) is a common feature of depression and is closely associated with suicidal behaviour. Social support is implicated as an important determinant of suicide, but it is unclear how different social support dimensions influence SI in young people with depression. This study examines relationships between social support dimensions and SI in young people with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: 283 Australians aged 15-25, diagnosed with MDD, were recruited from two clinical trials conducted in youth-specific outpatient mental health services. The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) was used to evaluate perceived support from Family, Fri..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The YoDA-A and YoDA-C trials were funded by the Australian government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The funder of the studies had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of this report. This report received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial or notfor-profit sectors. C.I.M. is supported by a Higher Degree Research Scholarship awarded by Suicide Prevention Australia through the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund. S.M.C. is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (APP1136344). S.E.H. is supported by an Auckland Medical Research Foundation Douglas Goodfellow Repatriation Fellowship. M.B. is supported by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships (1059660 and 1156072). O.M.D. is a R.D. Wright NHMRC Biomedical Career Development Fellow (APP1145634) and has received grant support from the Brain and Behavior Foundation, Simons Autism Foundation, Stanley Medical Research Institute, Deakin University, Lilly, NHMRC and ASBDD/Servier. She has also received in kind support from BioMedica Nutraceuticals, NutritionCare and Bioceuticals. C.G.D. is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1141738).