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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-113

The Psychology of Self - Immolation in India


1 Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak - 124001, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak - 124001, India
3 Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak - 124001, India
4 Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences, Shahdra, Delhi-110095, India

Correspondence Address:
V P Mahla
Registrar, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College and Hospital, Rohtak - 124001
India
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Four cases of attempted self immolation were investigated. The psychiatric evaluation was done according to DSM- III-R criteria. The findings are discussed with reference to the psychological and socio-cultural perspectives.



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