Psychological autopsy study of suicide in three rural and semi-rural districts of Sri Lanka

@article{Abeyasinghe2008PsychologicalAS,
  title={Psychological autopsy study of suicide in three rural and semi-rural districts of Sri Lanka},
  author={Dr. Ranil Abeyasinghe and D Gunnell},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={280-285}
}
Knowledge concerning the epidemiology of suicide in Sri Lanka is limited despite its suicide rates being amongst the highest in the world. To examine the characteristics of a large sample of Sri Lankan suicides to inform approaches to prevention. Psychological autopsy study of suicides occurring in three rural districts of Sri Lanka during August–October 1997. Interviews were conducted with contacts of 372 (74%) of the 499 suicides that occurred over the study period. Males accounted for 79% of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
20 Citations
25 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 references

Risk factors for acute pesticide poisoning in Sri Lanka

  • W van der Hoek, F Konradsen
  • Trop Med Int Health
  • 2005
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…