Volume 22, Number 97 (2-2013)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2013, 22(97): 271-275 | Back to browse issues page


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Shakeri A, Jafarizadeh F. The Reasons for Successful Suicides in Fars Province. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2013; 22 (97) :271-275
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-1795-en.html

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Background and purpose: Suicide is a complex mental phenomenon which is influenced by personal and environmental factors. Increase in number of suicides made the authors to define and explain its etiologies. Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 934 cases from a five year period were studied. The subjects were those who were referred to forensic dissection hall of Fars legal medicine center among whom suicide was the main reason for death. Related questionnaires were completed and the data was analyzed using SPSS V.19. Results: The results showed that the most common etiology for suicide according to the victims’ relatives was mental disorder (31.3%). Conclusion: To reduce social pathologies like committing suicides institutions such as families and elementary schools should identify and treat children with early signs of mental disorders.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Medical jurisprudence

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