Differences in metacognitive beliefs among patients with bipolar disorder with or without previous suicide attempts.

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Summary of "Differences in metacognitive beliefs among patients with bipolar disorder with or without previous suicide attempts."

The aim of this study is to compare differences in metacognitive beliefs between patients with bipolar disorder type I (BPDI) with previous suicide attempts (BPDI+), those without suicide attempts (BPDI-), and a control group. It also discusses the relationship between metacognitive beliefs and suicidal behavioral parameters. The study included 72 BPDI+ and 73 BPDI- euthymic patients and 86 healthy age- and gender-matched individuals. All participants completed a sociodemographic data form, the Beck Depression Inventory, Metacognition Questionnaire-30 (MCQ-30), Suicide Behaviors Questionnaire, and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I. In addition, the Young Mania Rating Scale was used for the patient groups. Both the BPDI+ and BPDI- patients had higher MCQ-30 scores than the control group ( < .01). Scores for the 'need to control thoughts' subscale were higher in the BPDI+ group than in the BPDI- group and were also higher in both the BPDI+ and BPDI- groups compared to the control group ( < .01). In addition, the 'cognitive self-consciousness' sub-scores of the BPDI- group were higher than those of the BPDI+ and the control group. The scores of 'cognitive self-consciousness' and 'need to control thoughts' vary across BPDI+ and BPDI- patients. It seems important to consider metacognitive beliefs regarding 'need to control thoughts' and 'cognitive self-consciousness' in terms of suicide prevention.


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Name: Nordic journal of psychiatry
ISSN: 1502-4725
Pages: 1-8


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