cl[Nical Study of Succide Among Patient With Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders

Assiut University (Other)
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting ID

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

detect risk of suicide among patient with substance use disorder

Condition or Disease Intervention/Treatment Phase
  • Diagnostic Test: drug screen

Detailed Description

Substance use disorder (or drug addiction) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by recurring desire to continue taking the drug despite harmful consequences. Substance use disorders are a major risk factor for suicide Suicide is a leading cause of premature death in young adults. Data from the World Health Organization indicate that the rate of completed suicide for the world's population is 16 per 100,000 inhabitants, which means that each year more than a million people in the world commit suicide. Suicide attempts are five to twenty times more common than the completed suicide.Based on the data from the research community, approximately 5% of adults attempts suicide at least once in their lifetime .

Mental health problems are the most common and best explored risk factor associated suicidal ideas, suicide attempts and completed suicide. About 90% of all people who commit suicide met the diagnostic criteria for one or more psychiatric disorders . People who use alcohol and/or drugs or are dependent on them, attempting suicide nearly six times more often than people who do not use these substances. The rate of completed suicide among addicts is 2 to 3 times higher than among the males who are not addictst, while in a few cases the manner in which the suicide is attempted is not directly related to drugs . Although there is a correlation between the disorder caused by the use of substances and suicidal behavior, a large number of addicts will never attempt suicide. It is therefore important to identify those individuals with the disorder caused by the use of substances that may be at higher risk for suicide .

Many risk factors for suicide in the general population also apply to drug addicts. The older drug addicts are at higher risk for attempts and suicides than younger addicts Another very important fact when it comes to suicide attempts is the drug used. It is known that heroin and sedatives are substances with which suicide attempts suicide are most often made, while other drugs are less characteristic .

Study Design

Study Type:
Anticipated Enrollment :
100 participants
Observational Model:
Time Perspective:
Official Title:
cl[Nical Study of Succide Among Patient With Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
Anticipated Study Start Date :
Dec 1, 2021
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Dec 1, 2021
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Dec 1, 2023

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. Prevelance of suicide and suicide tendancy in patients with substance use disorders. [6 months]

    observation and study of prevelance of suicide among patient with substance use disorders

  2. Detect risk factors for suicide and in patients with substance use disorder. [6 months]

    observation of patient

Eligibility Criteria


Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria:
  • Patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria of substance use disorder
  1. social impairment

  2. impaired control

  3. risky use

  4. pharmacological indicators (tolerance and withdrawal).

Exclusion Criteria:
  • Patient with other psychatric disorders ex schizophrenia, mood disorder

Contacts and Locations


No locations specified.

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Assiut University


None specified.

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information


Responsible Party:
Hebat allah hassan goda, residant doctor, Assiut University Identifier:
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • succide among drug addict
First Posted:
Nov 4, 2021
Last Update Posted:
Nov 10, 2021
Last Verified:
Oct 1, 2021
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
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Study Results

No Results Posted as of Nov 10, 2021