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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 305-308

The Vulnerability of Indian Women to suicide a Field-Study

1 Associate Professor, Psychiatry Unit, N. R. S. Medical College, Calcutta, India
2 Consultant Psychiatrist, Girindrasekhar Clinic, Calcutta, India
3 Psychiatrist, Girindrasekhar Clinic, Calcutta, India

Correspondence Address:
Gaurange Banerjee
Associate Professor, Psychiatry Unit, N. R. S. Medical College, Calcutta
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58 cases of suicide were recorded in one year in a cluster of villages comprising a police-station area. The incidence was 43.4 per lakh. Women out numbered men. Two-thirds of the victims were aged below 25 years. In women the commonest cause of suicide was quarrel with husband and in men it was quarrel with parents. Poisoning with insecticide was the mode of suicide in an overwhelming majority of cases. The situational, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives have been discussed.



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