Dynamic measurement of interpersonal factors, suicidal thoughts and self-injury

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This dissertation explores how interpersonal relationships may act to influence suicidal thoughts and non-suicidal self-injury. Among psychiatric inpatients, daily changes in interpersonal adversity were associated with changes in suicidal ideation, and increases in both factors associated with a heightened risk of engaging in non-suicidal self-injury. Measuring interpersonal circumstances at admission was effective in identifying patients with pervasive suicidal thoughts resistant to therapy and also those who developed suicidal thoughts throughout their stay. Findings from the dissertation assist in identifying those most in need of clinical attention and provide targets to reduce suicidal thoughts.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Mar 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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