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Type Journal Article - Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Title Suicide in Nepal: a modified psychological autopsy investigation from randomly selected police cases between 2013 and 2015
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
Page numbers 1-12
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00127-017-1433-6

Yearly, 600,000 people complete suicide in low- and middle-income countries, accounting for 75% of the world’s burden of suicide mortality. The highest regional rates are in South and East Asia. Nepal has one of the highest suicide rates in the world; however, few investigations exploring patterns surrounding both male and female suicides exist. This study used psychological autopsies to identify common factors, precipitating events, and warning signs in a diverse sample.


Randomly sampled from 302 police case reports over 24 months, psychological autopsies were conducted for 39 completed suicide cases in one urban and one rural region of Nepal.

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