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Self-poisoning suicide attempts among students in Tehran, Iran.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20305588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: This study aim was to describe the epidemiology of intentional self-poisoning among students. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted on self-poisoned students admitted to Loghman-Hakim Hospital in Tehran, Iran. Variables studied included age, sex, substance abuse, personal history, familial history and the immediate precipitant for the suicide attempt. RESULTS: A total of 248 students (200 F and 48 M) studied. The mean age was 16.3+/-1.42 years. Self poisoning with a pharmaceutical agent was the most common attempt modality (87.5%). The most common precipitant for the suicide attempt was family conflict (54.4%), followed by romantic disappointment (29.4%). The most common psychiatric disorders were adjustment disorder (84.3%). and depression (18.1%). CONCLUSION: The emphasis in student suicide prevention programs must be on early identification of students at risk, and appropriate treatment of episodes of psychopathology.
Authors:
Esmail Farzaneh; Omid Mehrpour; Sam Alfred; Hossein Hassanian Moghaddam; Behnam Behnoush; Tahereh Seghatoleslam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatria Danubina     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0353-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Danub     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-23     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9424753     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Danub     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Comorbidity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Developing Countries*
Female
Humans
Iran
Male
Mental Disorders / epidemiology,  psychology
Motivation
Poisoning / epidemiology*,  psychology*
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Students / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data*

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