Links between personality, alcohol use, and suicide in emerging adulthood

Julie A. Patock-Peckham, Lindsey M. Backer

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Abstract

Individual differences in personality play a significant role in the development of alcohol-related problems. Alcohol and other substance abuse disorders are known to be linked to suicide attempts and completions. This chapter will discuss both externalizing and internalizing pathways to alcohol-related problems in emerging adulthood as well as illustrate possible links to these mechanisms to suicide attempts. In the internalizing pathway to alcohol-related problems which may lead to suicide attempts, we will discuss one contributing mechanism, neuroticism, and one potentially protective mechanism, obsessive compulsive disorder. In the externalizing pathway to alcohol-related problems, we will explore antisocial personality disorder as a contributing mechanism to alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, suicide attempts, and suicide completions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSuicidal Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages299-311
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781608769193
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Patock-Peckham, J. A., & Backer, L. M. (2010). Links between personality, alcohol use, and suicide in emerging adulthood. In Suicidal Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Dependence (pp. 299-311). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..