Hyun-Ju KimCHA Bundang Medical Center, South Korea
Title: Early trauma is associated with suicidal ideation in patients with panic disorder
There are several predictors of suicidality in panic disorder (PD) patients. Being a woman, younger age, low education level, unmarried status, and symptom severity have been suggested. This study aimed to examine whether early trauma is associated with suicidal ideation in PD patients. Our study included 267 PD patients and 105 controls. Data on sociodemographic variables, and data from the Early Trauma Inventory Self Report-Short Form, Beck Depression Inventory, Panic Disorder Severity Scale, Anxiety Sensitivity Inventory-Revised, Coping Scales, and Scale for Suicide Ideation were collected, and correlation and regression analyses were performed. This study suggests that clinicians should consider early trauma when assessing suicidal ideation in PD patients. Clinicians could consider alternative treatments, such as trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization, reprocessing approaches, and classical pharmacological and psychological treatments for PD patients who have a history of early trauma and are expected to be at high risk for suicide.
Hyun-Ju Kim has completed her PhD at the age of 30 years from CHA University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea. She is a doctor from 2019 at Department of Psychiatry of CHA Bundang Medical Center, Republic of Korea. She has over 6 publications. Her research interests are neuroimaging studies on anxiety disorders including panic disorders, mindfulness-based therapies, and psychological resilience.