ERIC Number: EJ871510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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What Does Psychological Autopsy Study Tell Us about Charcoal Burning Suicide--A New and Contagious Method in Asia?
Chan, Sandra S. M.; Chiu, Helen F. K.; Chen, Eric Y. H.; Chan, Wincy S. C.; Wong, Paul W. C.; Chan, Cecilia L. W.; Law, Y. W.; Yip, Paul S. F.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n6 p633-638 Dec 2009
Charcoal burning suicides in Hong Kong between 2002-2004 in the 15 to 59-year-old age group were investigated using the psychological autopsy method. The psychopathological profiles of charcoal burning suicides (N = 53) were compared against "other suicides" (N = 97). The two groups did not differ significantly in the prevalence of "DSM-IV" axis I diagnoses with the exception of schizophrenic spectrum disorder which was less frequently associated with charcoal burning suicides. Score on "neuroticism" in the NEO-five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) was significantly higher in victims of charcoal burning suicide. There was also a trend toward higher score on "conscientiousness" in the NEO-FFI among charcoal burners than victims of other suicide.
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Adults, Foreign Countries, Psychology, Psychological Patterns, Psychopathology, Profiles, Comparative Analysis, Incidence, Mental Disorders, Schizophrenia, Personality Traits, Individual Characteristics, At Risk Persons
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong