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High risk suicide factors across cultures.
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PMID:  3679726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
High risk suicide factors both in India and in the United States are examined. In India these are: humiliation, reputational and economic loss, poverty, examination failure, relationship disappointments, disputes with spouse and inlaws, property disputes, loss of loved one, and chronic medical illnesses. In the United States major depressions, schizophrenia, alcoholism, recent loss(es), retirement, limited social support system, age over 45 and high risk low rescue situations are significant. Most of high risk suicide factors in India apparently are related to interpersonal and socioeconomic causes, whereas in the United States these relate to individual and psychiatric causes. These interesting differences are discussed.
S C Bhatia; M H Khan; R P Mediratta; A Sharma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of social psychiatry     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0020-7640     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Soc Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-01-07     Completed Date:  1988-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374726     Medline TA:  Int J Soc Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 68108.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cultural Characteristics
Mental Disorders / psychology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Suicide* / epidemiology,  psychology
United States

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