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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-127

Farmers' suicide in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state: A myth or reality?


Department of Psychiatry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram - 442 102, District Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
P B Behere
Department of Psychiatry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram - 442 102, District Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.42401

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Incidence of farmers ending their lives in Vidarbha region had hit epidemic proportions recently. We adopted the psychological autopsy approach to offer some insight into the reason why these individuals resorted to such a drastic step. Suicide in farmers is public health problem and we suggested some immediate and serious interventions to prevent suicide.



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