Study Books   

Nursing In a Flash 
   Med Surg Nursing Review Questions

            
   
   



iTunes App Store
Android Market
Blackberry App World
Amazon Market

Question Answer
T/F Most suicidal people want to live.
Show Answer
True, they are usually just unable to find an alternative to suicide to deal with their problems.
T/F Males attempt suicide more often than women.
Show Answer
False, women attempt suicide three times more often than men, but men are twice as likely to be successful at their attempts.
When do most suicides occur?
Show Answer
Within 3 months of improvement of symptoms from treatment, when they have enough energy and motivation to follow through on suicidal thoughts.
What are 90% of the suicides in the US associated with?
Show Answer
Mental illness or alcohol/substance abuse
________ refers to all suicide related behaviors and thoughts of completing or attempting suicide and suicide ideation.
Show Answer
Suicidality
_________ is thinking about and planning one's own death or excessive or unreasoned worrying about losing a significant other.
Show Answer
Suicidal ideation
A nonfatal, self-inflicted destructive act with explicit or implicit intent to die is called?
Show Answer
A suicide attempt
When do most completed suicides occur?
Show Answer
During the first year after hospitalization for a failed suicide attempt.
Aside from the presence of a depressive disorder, what secondary factor is the best predictor for suicide?
Show Answer
A previous suicide attempt
A voluntary, apparent attempt at suicide in which the aim is NOT death is referred to as..
Show Answer
Parasuicide
________ refers to the probability that a person will successfully complete suicide and is determined by the seriousness of the person's intent and the likelihood that the planned method of death will succeed.
Show Answer
Lethality
What regions in the US have the highest rate of suicide?
Show Answer
Mountain regions
What is considered to be the primary factor contributing to suicide in adults?
Show Answer
Mental illness, especially depressive disorders
What factor increases the likelihood that suicidal ideation will result in parasuicide?
Show Answer
Substance abuse
Adolescents who have _______ are particularly at risk for suicide.
Show Answer
Panic attacks
What factor increases the risk of suicide in people over 65?
Show Answer
Medical illnesses/chronic illnesses
What are psychological risk factors associated with increased suicidality?
Show Answer
Problem-solving deficits, hopelessness, and/or history of physical or sexual abuse in childhood.
What are social risk factors associated with increased suicidality?
Show Answer
Social isolation, economic deprivation, and unemployment.
What factor reduces the risk of suicide in women?
Show Answer
Having a small child
What age does the peak suicide rate occur?
Show Answer
Among individuals older than 75, with the highest rate being in men older than 85.
What ethnicity has the highest suicide rates in the US?
Show Answer
Native Americans
What is a major factor in suicide in the 55-64 year old age group?
Show Answer
Alcohol
What is considered the most powerful predictor of suicide?
Show Answer
The presence of a depressive disorder
What is the most common method utilized for suicide?
Show Answer
Use of a firearm
What is the biologic theory of suicide?
Show Answer
Low levels of serotonin, 5-HIAA, dopamine and omega-3 proportions of lipids creates a vulnerability when coupled with genetics and severe childhood trauma results in sucidal tendencies.
How does child abuse impact the hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal axis, ultimately impacting suicidal tendencies?
Show Answer
It results in altered serotonin and dopamine metabolism which contribute to depression and suicide.
Which is more predictive of suicide, lack of positive thoughts regarding the future or negative thoughts in general?
Show Answer
Lack of positive thoughts regarding the future
How do psychoanalysts/Freud followers view the act of suicide?
Show Answer
As a hostility turned against the self.
How do Jungian followers view the act of suicide?
Show Answer
As a representation of a desire for rebirth.
How do cognitive-behaviorists view the act of suicide?
Show Answer
It develops from learned maladaptive efforts to cope with low distress tolderance and limited coping resources.


Skip Navigation Links
Portions of this page are reproduced from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.