Indian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Psychiatry
Home | About us | Current Issue | Archives | Ahead of Print | Submission | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact | Login 
    Users online: 258 Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this article Email this article Bookmark this page
Search Again
 Back
 Table of Contents
 
 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert
 Add to My List
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed603    
    Printed33    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded91    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
ARTICLE
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-54

Attempted Suicide in Himachal Pradesh


Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla-171001, India

Correspondence Address:
R C Sharma
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla-171001
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 21494443

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Seventy five cases of attempted suicide were studied over a period of one and half years (from January 1996 to June 1997). The findings revealed that 85.4% cases were in the age group 15-54 years. Females (53.4%) and unmarried (52%) attempted suicide more often. House wives (32%) and students (28%) were the two commonest occupational categories involved. Organophosphorus compounds were consumed by a vast majority (74.7%) of the cases. Psychiatric disorder (46.7%), quarrel with spouse/in-laws (13.4%), quarrel with parents/sibs (12%) and failure in love (10.6%) were the most common causes of attempted suicide while no cause could be determined in 14.7% of the cases. A need to launch suicide preventive measures and restriction in the sale of organophosphorus compounds is stressed.



[PDF]*

        

Print this article         Email this article