Speaker

Sep 01-02, 2021    Tokyo, Japan

Global Summit on Personalized Medicine and Health Care

Areen Omary
11:20 AM-11:45 AM

Areen Omary

West Texas A&M University Texa

Title: Prediction Model of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts among Adults with and without Major Depression

Abstract:

Title: Prediction Model of Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts among Adults with and without Major Depression
Name: Areen Omary, Ph.D., LMSW, MSW, M.A

Texas A& M University System, West Texas A&M University

Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work

[email protected], 573-268-3630          

This research aims to explore whether sex, race, age, education, and marital status can significantly predict suicide ideation (SI) and suicidal attempts (SA) among adults with and without MDE; and to examine whether the association between MDE, SI, and SA changes after adjusting for age, education, and marital status as confounding factors while keeping race-sex as a constant variable. To reach this goal, data from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health were extracted and analyzed, producing 42,551 records.

Study results show that among adults with MDE, adults < 50 years old, adults without a college degree, never married, divorced/separated, and White males were at increased risk for SI. Among adults without MDE, adults< 50, with some college education, never married, or divorced/separated were more likely to experience SI. Black males were at increased risk for SA, whether they had MDE or not. There is a diverse at-risk population for SI and SA among adults with and without MDE. Special attention should be paid to Black males.

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Full name: Areen Omary, Ph.D.
Contact number: 573-268-3630
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Biography:

Areen Omary is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at the West Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University System in Texas. Dr. Omary authored and coauthored many journal articles in health determinants of major depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. She serves on several editorial boards in journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, Psycohlogical Review, and Quarterly Psychiatric. Dr. Omary has appearances in the media as an expert in mental health. She also served as a conference reviewer of the 2020 Council of Social Work Education conference.