Suicide in China: Unique demographic patterns and relationship to depressive disorder

  title={Suicide in China: Unique demographic patterns and relationship to depressive disorder},
  author={Samuel Law and Pozi Liu},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
Recent research on suicide in China reveals several unique findings: 1) female suicides outnumber male suicides by a 3:1 ratio; 2) rural suicides outnumber urban suicides by a 3:1 ratio; 3) a large upsurge of young adult and older adult suicides has occurred; 4) a comparatively high national suicide rate two to three times the global average is evident; and, most startlingly, 5) a low rate of psychiatric illness, particularly depression, exists in suicide victims. The strongest empirical data… 
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