Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4294
Title: Sleep disturbances and suicidality : a longitudinal analysis from a representative community study over 30 years
Authors : Rössler, Wulf
Angst, Jules
Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta
Haker, Helene
Berrouiguet, Sofian
Ujeyl, Mariam
Glozier, Nicholas
Hengartner, Michael P.
Published in : Frontiers in Psychiatry
Volume(Issue) : 9
Issue : 320
Pages : 1
Pages to: 8
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Frontiers Research Foundation
Issue Date: 16-Jul-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Namensnennung 4.0 International
Type of review: Open peer review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Study objectives: Associations between sleep problems and suicidality are increasingly acknowledged, but prospective data from well-controlled long-term community studies are lacking. Methods: We analyzed data from a longitudinal cohort study with n = 591 young adults from Zurich, Switzerland, prospectively followed from 1979 (age 20/21 years) to 2008 (age 49/50 years). Twelve-month prevalence of various mental disorders, socio-environmental confounders and sleep problems were carefully assessed with semi-structured interviews at 7 assessment waves spanning overall a 30-year observation period. Interviews were conducted with the “Structured Psychopathological Interview and Rating of the Social Consequences of Psychological Disturbances for Epidemiology” (SPIKE). The 12-month prevalence of sleep problems was graded according to frequency and associated distress of reported symptoms. 12-month prevalence of suicidality was classified as either mild (transient suicidal ideation) or severe (self-harm, suicide attempts). Results: Concurrently, and fully adjusted for several covariates, including mental disorders, relative to no sleep problems there was an odds ratio (OR) of OR = 1.9 (95% confidence interval 1.4–2.5), OR = 3.3 (2.5–4.4), and OR = 1.9 (1.3–2.8) for mild, moderate and severe sleep problems in association with suicidality. There was no evidence for a prospective effect of broad sleep problems on subsequent suicidality. Mild suicidality, but not severe suicidality, prospectively predicted subsequent broad sleep problems in the fully adjusted multivariate model (adjusted OR = 1.5; 1.1–1.9). Disturbed sleep initiation, a proxy for insomnia, significantly predicted subsequent suicidality (OR = 1.5; 1.1–1.9), whereas mild suicidality, but not severe suicidality, significantly predicted subsequent insomnia (OR = 1.5; 1.1–2.0).
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00320
10.21256/zhaw-4294
ISSN: 1664-0640
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8464
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