Susana Morales

Susana Morales
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | UC · Departamento de Psiquiatría

Ph.D. Researcher on Depression and Suicidality

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November 2007 - present
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Psicóloga Clínica, Investigadora

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Publications (29)
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Following the guidelines of practice-oriented research (POR), a Psychotherapeutic Competencies Training Protocol (PCTP-1) for treating depression in primary health care (PHC) was developed and validated by a group of clinician-researchers, grounded on evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence. This protocol was subjected to a Delphi valid...
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Objective To conduct a comprehensive review of scientific publications related to mental pain and suicide risk in order to deepen relevant aspects to guide clinical interventions. Method Using a text analysis tool, we collected the terms most frequently linked with that situation in published results of research using various tools to evaluate men...
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This study aimed to understand the impact of a teenage child’s suicide attempt at a family level, based on the subjective experience of the family as a whole. A qualitative study based on an hour and a half interview with the entire family was performed within two weeks of the suicide attempt. Ten adolescents hospitalized in a psychiatric unit of a...
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Background: This study aimed to determine conditional dependence relationships of variables that contribute to psychological vulnerability associated with suicide risk. A Bayesian network (BN) was developed and applied to establish conditional dependence relationships among variables for each individual subject studied. These conditional dependenc...
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This study aimed to determine conditional dependence relationships of variables that contribute to psychological vulnerability associated with suicide risk. A Bayesian network (BN) was developed and applied to establish conditional dependence relationships among variables for each individual subject studied. These conditional dependencies represent...
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This study aimed to determine conditional dependence relationships for variables that contribute to psychological vulnerability associated with suicide risk. A Bayesian Network was developed and applied to establish conditional dependence relationships among variables for each individual subject studied. These conditional dependencies represented t...
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Objective: To identify clinical and sociodemographic factors that increase or decrease suicidal risk in a clinical sample of subjects seeking mental health care. Method: A cross-sectional study was performed at three health centers in Santiago, Chile. The Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), Depressive Experience Questionnaire (DEQ), Outcome Quest...
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El estudio tuvo como objetivo la validación para Chile de la escala Razones para Vivir (RFL) en una muestra intencionada y consecutiva de 705 consultantes a salud mental en la Región Metropolitana. La RFL evalúa la importancia atribuida a las razones para vivir cuando se piensa en el suicidio. Se analizó la estructura factorial a través de análisis...
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The relationship between depressive experience style, family satisfaction, discomfort in interpersonal relationships, and suicidal behavior was studied in a purposive sample of 405 mental health patients in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. They were classified into high severity suicide attempt, low severity suicide attempt, suicidal ideation, and...
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aim: In efforts to develop reliable methods to detect the likelihood of impending suicidal behaviors, we have proposed the following. Objective: To gain a deeper understanding of the state of suicide risk by determining the combination of variables that distinguishes between groups with and without suicide risk. Method: A study involving 707 patien...
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aim: In efforts to develop reliable methods to detect the likelihood of impending suicidal behaviors, we have proposed the following. Objective: To gain a deeper understanding of the state of suicide risk by determining the combination of variables that distinguishes between groups with and without suicide risk. Method: A study involving 707 patien...
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Se presentan dos estudios con el propósito de profundizar en la comprensión de factores protectores y de riesgo suicida. Un estudio cualitativo con el objetivo de identificar los propios factores protectores y de riesgo suicida, desde la perspectiva de 20 pacientes hospitalizados por intento o ideación suicida. Se realizaron entrevistas semi estruc...
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Libro reúne los trabajos presentados por colegas y autores chilenos en la 11ª Conferencia Internacional de la Asociación Internacional de Psicoanálisis y Psicoterapia Relacional (IARPP), celebrada en Santiago de Chile en el año 2013. En este capítulo se presentan dos estudios con el propósito de profundizar en la comprensión de factores protectores...
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Objective:: To analyze suicidal behavior and build a predictive model for suicide risk using data mining (DM) analysis. Methods:: A study of 707 Chilean mental health patients (with and without suicide risk) was carried out across three healthcare centers in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile. Three hundred forty-three variables were stu...
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Este estudio profundiza en factores de riesgo y protectores de la conducta suicida, comparando 676 consultantes a salud mental con cuadro depresivo, con y sin riesgo suicida, en 3 centros de salud de la Región Metropolitana de Chile. La muestra se dividió en: I) sin conducta suicida (n = 354), y II) con conducta suicida actual (n = 321). El grupo c...
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To build a conceptual model to understand how patients perceived their suicide risk, a qualitative study was conducted. A clinical sample consisting of 20 patients, who were admitted to a psychiatric unit for suicide ideation or a suicide attempt, were interviewed. Interviews were analyzed through Grounded Theory Technique. The results highlight th...
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The article presents an exploratory cross-sectional study of factors associated with suicide risk in 193 patients hospitalized in Chile. The intentional sample included groups of patients displaying: (a) suicide attempt, (b) suicidal ideation, and (c) other psychiatric causes without suicidal manifestations. Using c², a test of proportion differenc...
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En la mayoría de los países del mundo se ha observado un aumento preocupante del suicidio, ocupando Chile el segundo lugar en sus tasas de crecimiento. Queda en evidencia la gravedad de este problema y que la forma en que se está enfrentando no está dando los resultados esperados. El Ministerio de Salud (2011) en Chile se ha propuesto reducir las t...
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We present the perception of 10 patients hospitalized for attempted suicide/suicidal ideation, about the aid received during the period of their hospitalization. We used a qualitative technique through an interview performed one week after the medical discharge. The results show that patients evaluate favorably the aid received. They distinguish th...
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Presentamos un estudio cuantitativo de sujetos con conducta suicida, realizado en 176 pacientes consultantes en servicios de salud mental, los que tenían diagnóstico de trastorno depresivo, bipolar y adaptativo. Se estudió la percepción que ellos tenían acerca del modo en que habían sido cuidados por sus padres hasta los 16 años. Los resultados ind...
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We present a quantitative study on people with suicidal behavior, it evaluated 176 patients to mental health consultants, diagnosed with mood disorder, bipolar disorder and adjustment disorder. It investigated about the perception that the evaluated patients had about early parental care, as they remembered to age 16. The results show that the negl...
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We present the perception of 10 patients hospitalized for attempted suicide/suicidal ideation, about the aid received during the period of their hospitalization. We used a qualitative technique through an interview performed one week after the medical discharge. The results show that patients evaluate favorably the aid received. They distinguish th...
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Se realizaron once entrevistas semi estructuradas a padres y madres chilenos de pacientes hospitalizados por ideación o por intento suicida. Es un estudio cualitativo, exploratorio que indaga la percepción de los padres respecto de los factores de riesgo, factores protectores y la percepción de la conducta suicida de sus hijos/as en el tiempo previ...
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Este artículo presenta una discusión sobre las aproximaciones teóricas acerca de los estilos de apego adulto y su abordaje en Psicoterapia. Para ello se aborda la medición del apego en el adulto; se revisan las investigaciones actuales en el tema y se discuten alternativas psicoterapéuticas más utilizadas en este campo. Para el abordaje de los Mode...

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In efforts to develop reliable methods to detect the likelihood of impending suicidal behaviors, we expect to contribute to knowledge in order to prevent, detect and intervene Depression and Suicide.
Archived project
Detecting condictions diferentiating between people that has attempted suicide or have suicide ideation and general clinical sample consulting to mental health services