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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1850-1853
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.1850.1853
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Urgency of Suicide Attempts in Ravar (Iran): A Psycho-socio-cultural Investigation

Manzumeh-Shamsi Meimandi and Nouzar Nakhaee

According to international classification of diseases any intentional attempt of self killing is considered as suicidal attempt. In 2004 spring, Ravar (a small city in southern Iran) authorities reported an increasing rate of suicide attempt. As there is no epidemiologic study about suicide based on psycho-socio-cultural factors in Iran, this study was designed to determine the contributing factors and inconsequence preventive measures to provide an effective local program. Among 20 cases, 9 accepted to be interviewed by local experts. The data was gathered by in-depth interview from first degree relatives of those who had attempted suicide. The following information was then classified into different categories. The content analysis showed that educational degree as well as economic status contributed to suicidal attempts. Mass media and also availability of poisons facilitated suicides. But psychic disorders, especially combined with the lake of medical cares and rapid social changes which lead to familial dispute had key roles. Considering limitations and applicability of an effective program, the solutions suggested are improving mental health, preventing mass media propagation, limiting the availability of suicide tools and providing social support
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Manzumeh-Shamsi Meimandi and Nouzar Nakhaee , 2005. Urgency of Suicide Attempts in Ravar (Iran): A Psycho-socio-cultural Investigation. Journal of Applied Sciences, 5: 1850-1853.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2005.1850.1853






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