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|Title: ||Exposure to suicide in the family and suicidal ideation in Portugal during the Covid-19 pandemic: The mediating role of unbearable psychache|
|Authors: ||Pereira, Alexandra M.|
Campos, Rui C.
|Issue Date: ||2021|
|Publisher: ||British Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|Abstract: ||Objectives. This study tested the mediation effects of two facets of psychache –
bearable and unbearable – in the relationship between exposure to suicide in the family
and suicidal ideation in Portugal during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Methods. Two hundred and forty-four adults aged between 19 and 64 participated.
Two groups were defined: one exposed to suicide in the family (n = 42) and a control
group (n = 192).
Results. Path analysis using structural equation modelling tested a mediation model.
Results demonstrated that unbearable psychache fully mediated the relationship between
exposure to suicide and suicidal ideation, even when controlling for the mediation effects
of depressive symptoms, the presence of a psychiatric diagnosis, and years of education.
Conclusions. These results suggest that rather than considering just the global
experience of psychache in individuals exposed to suicide, researchers and clinicians
should look to the presence of unbearable psychache given its contribution to suicidal
|Appears in Collections:||CIEP - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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