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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 209-210

Suicide Attempts by Agricultural Chemicals


1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849, Japan
2 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849, Japan

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Takeshi Sato
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849
Japan
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Forty three patients (42%) used agricultural chemicals as a method of suicide over nine and a half years (from Oct. 1981 to March 1991), and most cases were reported in June (agricultural activity) and December (year's end). The highest prevalence was inpatients in their fifties (34.9%). 58.1% of these patients who committed suicide were farmers or had no fixed occupation. Main precipitating factor was difficulties in interpersonal relationships (30.9%), and the largest number of patients (25.6%) were diagnosed as having manic-depressive psychosis, depressed type.



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