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

Suicide Attempts by Agricultural Chemicals


Takeshi Sato1, Masashi Takeichi2, Tomihide Hara1 
1 Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849, Japan
2 Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Takeshi Sato
Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Saga Medical School, Saga, JAPAN 849
Japan

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«SQ»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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Sato T, Takeichi M, Hara T. Suicide Attempts by Agricultural Chemicals.Indian J Psychiatry 1993;35:209-210


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