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Suicidality and family violence in Australian immigrant women presenting to out-patient mental health settings. Manjula O'Connor and Samir Ibrahim[Letter]

By: O'Connor, Manjula.
Contributor(s): Ibrahim, Samir.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Australasian Psychiatry.Publisher: Sage, 2018Subject(s): FAMILY VIOLENCE | ABUSED WOMEN | ASIAN WOMEN | ASIAN PEOPLES | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | MENTAL HEALTH | MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLES | MIGRANTS | SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS | SUICIDE IDEATION | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Read abstract In: Australasian Psychiatry, 2018, Advance online publication, 3 April 2018Summary: In this letter, the authors report a de-identified clinical audit of 84 immigrant victims of family violence presenting at two private psychiatric clinics (City and Bundoora, Victoria) with a focus on suicidality, its association with mental conditions and outcome after treatment. Patient permission to use de-identified data for research and teaching purposes was obtained. Two ethnic groups – South Asian victims (n = 56; one male) and Middle Eastern victims (n = 28; all females) – were provided treatments as usual for mental health conditions and followed up for nine months. Clear differences emerged between the two groups. (From the letter). Record #5860
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Australasian Psychiatry, 2018, Advance online publication, 3 April 2018

In this letter, the authors report a de-identified clinical audit of 84 immigrant victims of family violence presenting at two private psychiatric clinics (City and Bundoora, Victoria) with a focus on suicidality, its association with mental conditions and outcome after treatment. Patient permission to use de-identified data for research and teaching purposes was obtained. Two ethnic groups – South Asian victims (n = 56; one male) and Middle Eastern victims (n = 28; all females) – were provided treatments as usual for mental health conditions and followed up for nine months. Clear differences emerged between the two groups. (From the letter). Record #5860