One Hundred Female Burns Cases : a Study in Suicidology

  title={One Hundred Female Burns Cases : a Study in Suicidology},
  author={A. Venkoba Rao and N. Mahendran and C A Gopalakrishnan and T. Kota Reddy and E. R. Prabhakar and R. Swaminathnan and C. Belinda and G. Andal and Sulochanadevi Baskaran and Rashme Prahee and Narendra Kumar and Usha K. Luthra and J. R. Aynkaran and I. Catherine},
  booktitle={Indian journal of psychiatry},
A study of one hundred consecutive female burns (aged 15-40) admissions into the Department of Plastic Surgery, Madurai Medical College and Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai revealed 70% to be suicidal, 25% accidental, 3% homicidal ad 2% non-classifiable in nature. The important causes were grouped under psychiatric disorders (23%) physical illness (15%), and marital and interpersonal problems (51%). The unreliability of dying declarations was observed. The degree of burns, previous suicide… CONTINUE READING

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