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ERIC Number: EJ792857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Completed Suicide among Sinhalese in Sri Lanka: A Psychological Autopsy Study
Samaraweera, Sudath; Sumathipala, Athula; Siribaddana, Sisira; Sivayogan, S.; Bhugra, Dinesh
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n2 p221-228 Apr 2008
Sri Lanka has the one of highest rates of suicide. Important factors associated with suicide were determined via the psychological autopsy approach (which had not been carried out previously in Sri Lanka). Over a 3-month period, in a catchment area, 31 suicides among Sinhalese were identified and 27 were investigated. Males were more likely to commit suicide and alcohol abuse and domestic violence were reported as contributory factors. We found it possible to use psychological autopsy methods to obtain information which can inform planned prevention measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sri Lanka