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1246 – Medico-economic Impact Of a Suicide Attempt On The Relatives Of The Suicide Attempter

  • V. Jardon (a1), E. Poulet (a2), P. Genest (a3), F. Chastang (a4), G. Brousse (a5), J.B. Garre (a6), C. Pichene (a7), C. Thevenon Gignac (a8), L. Jehel (a9), C. Chanudet (a10), M. Benoit (a11), J. Mousques (a12), P. Dourgnon (a12), A.L. Demarty (a13), S. Duhem (a13), F. Ducrocq (a1), M. Seguin (a14) and G. Vaiva (a1)...

Abstract

Hypothesis

A suicide attempt is an major event that creates harm on both family and close relatives, that can be measured in terms of traumatic stress and medico-economic impact (costs). Each year, 3.750.000 French people are concerned by a suicide attempt of a relative (or close person).

Subjects

Male or female, older than 16, being a relative of a suicide attempter (i.e. living in the same house as the suicide attempter). 171 families were included (171 suicide attempters and 171 « family informants »). These subjects were compared to IRDES datas on French population (Institute of Research and Documentation on Health Economy ; sample of 20.000 subjects, representing 95% of the French families). All subjects were reassessed by phone at 3 month and 1 year.

Results

80% of the relatives declare “being fine” at 1 year; the 20% that declare being “not so well” are important to qualify, the sooner after the suicide attempt. An explicative model trying to evaluate the risk of being “not so well” at 1 year is possible ; this model is highly represented by the psychotraumatic impact of the confrontation with the suicide attempt.

On the economic plan, we can observe a great stability in healthcare contacts at 1 year (hospitalizations, GP or Specialists contacts, other kind of care contact…), contrasting with a big increase in medication use (× 2.37 in comparison with IRDES population); all the medication types being concerned, psychotropic and others.

The question of a self-medication partly unconscious is raised.

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1246 – Medico-economic Impact Of a Suicide Attempt On The Relatives Of The Suicide Attempter

  • V. Jardon (a1), E. Poulet (a2), P. Genest (a3), F. Chastang (a4), G. Brousse (a5), J.B. Garre (a6), C. Pichene (a7), C. Thevenon Gignac (a8), L. Jehel (a9), C. Chanudet (a10), M. Benoit (a11), J. Mousques (a12), P. Dourgnon (a12), A.L. Demarty (a13), S. Duhem (a13), F. Ducrocq (a1), M. Seguin (a14) and G. Vaiva (a1)...

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1246 – Medico-economic Impact Of a Suicide Attempt On The Relatives Of The Suicide Attempter

  • V. Jardon (a1), E. Poulet (a2), P. Genest (a3), F. Chastang (a4), G. Brousse (a5), J.B. Garre (a6), C. Pichene (a7), C. Thevenon Gignac (a8), L. Jehel (a9), C. Chanudet (a10), M. Benoit (a11), J. Mousques (a12), P. Dourgnon (a12), A.L. Demarty (a13), S. Duhem (a13), F. Ducrocq (a1), M. Seguin (a14) and G. Vaiva (a1)...
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