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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-142

Prevalence and relationship of religiosity level and suicidal ideation in depressed patients


Department of Psychiatry, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Nagy Fawzy
Department of Psychiatry, Zagazig University, Zagazig
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-1105.144333

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Objective The aim of this study was to determination the prevalence and relationship of religiosity level and suicidal ideation in depressed patients. Patients The sample included 100 patients recruited from psychiatric outpatient clinics of Zagazig University Hospitals. The patients included fulfilled the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 4th ed., text revision, criteria for depression, were between 18 and 60 years of age, of both sexes, and were from all socioeconomic and educational classes. Patients and methods All participants were subjected to a psychiatric assessment for depressive symptoms using the Arabic version of Beck Depression Scale, suicidal ideation using the Arabic version of the Beck Suicide Ideation Scale, and religiosity using the Scale of Islamic Religiosity Attitude. Results The results of the current study showed that the prevalence of suicidal ideations was 18 and 10% in those with low religiosity level among depressed patients. There was a statistically significant difference between religiosity and suicide in depressed patients. Conclusion The current study concluded that suicidal ideations are a highly prevalent phenomenon, and suicidal ideation was more prevalent in less religious patients than highly religious patients.


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