The Suicide risk among women with high-risk pregnancies

  • Kathe Tavares Advincula Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Tereza Amélia Costa Cavalcante Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Uana Shele Teles Cavalcante Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Stefânia Carolina Ferreira Rodrigues Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Nayana Ma Marques Vidal Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Francisco Telésforo Celestino Junior Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Aldrovando Nery de Aguiar Junior Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Kécia Silva Damasceno Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Cariri – UFCA, Barbalha, Ceará, Brazil
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto Universidade Federal do Cariri

Abstract

Introduction: It is estimated that 20% of pregnant women from developing countries, including Brazil, are subjected to anxiety situations, and that the prevalence of antenatal depression ranges from 7 to 15%.


Objective: To identify the negative influence of psychosocial aspects during pregnancy.


Results: In Western modern civilization, child bearing is often seen as a source of happiness to women. Thus, it is unlikely to relate sadness to the status of pregnancy, which is corroborated by the almost inexistent body of evidence documenting epidemiological data regarding antenatal depression and suicidal ideation during pregnancy.


Conclusions: Results point towards a low prevalence of suicidal ideation among pregnant women, possibly due to the fact that practically no assessment of mental state is done during the antenatal period. A prevention strategy targeted at identifying harmful pregnant women’s behavior and psychosocial aspects is needed, so as to early diagnose depression, suicidal ideation and other risk factors among this population.


Keywords: Suicide; Suicidal ideation; Depressive Symptoms; Pregnancy, high-risk

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ALVES, M. M. R.; ALVES, S. V.; ANTUNES, M. B. C.; SANTOS, D. L. P. External causes and maternal mortality: proposal for classification. Revista de Saúde Pública, [s.l.], v. 47, n. 2, p.283-291, jun. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0034-8910.2013047003642. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 mai. 2016.

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CORREA, M. V. B.; ZAPATA, A. M. R.; ARBELÁEZ, B. E. A.; GÓMEZ, M. T. A. Sentido atribuido por las familias a la muerte por suicidio en gestantes en Antioquia durante 2010-2011. Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría, [s.l.], v. 43, n. 3, p.124-133, jul. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rcp.2013.10.001. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 maio 2016.

CASTRO E COUTO, T.; BRANCAGLION, M. Y. M.; CARDOSO, M. N.; FARIA, G. C.; GARCIA, F. D.; NICOLATO, R.; AGUIAR, R. A. L. P.; LEITE, H. V.; CORRÊA, H. Suicidality among pregnant women in Brazil: prevalence and risk factors. Archives Of Women's Mental Health, [s.l.], v. 19, n. 2, p.343-348, abr. 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-015-0552-x. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 maio 2016.

FERREIRA, C. R.; ORSINI, M. C.; VIEIRA, C. R.; PAFFARO, A. M. A.; SILVA, R. R. Prevalence of anxiety symptoms and depression in the third gestational trimester. Archives of Gynecology Obstetrics, [s.l.], v. 291, n. 5, p.999-1003, out. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-014-3508-x. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 maio 2016.

ZHONG, Q.-Y.; GELAYE, B.; RONDON, M. B.; SÁNCHEZ, S. E.; SIMON, G. E.; HENDERSON, D. C.; BARRIOS, Y. V.; SÁNCHEZ, P. M.; WILLIAMS, M. A. Using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to assess suicidal ideation among pregnant women in Lima, Peru. Archives Of Women's Mental Health, [s.l.], v. 18, n. 6, p.783-792, nov. 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-014-0481-0. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 maio 2016.
Published
2019-02-15
How to Cite
ADVINCULA, Kathe Tavares et al. The Suicide risk among women with high-risk pregnancies. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 12, feb. 2019. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2872>. Date accessed: 20 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2598.
Section
Psychiatry & Mental Health

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