Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, N. T.
SourceActa Psychiatr Scand 1989 May; 79(5)
In 1986, psychiatrists saw a total of 307 attempted suicide cases presented to a regional general hospital in Hong Kong, whether admitted or not. Compared with suicide attempts in Hong Kong in 1954 and those in Western countries, suicide attempts in Hong Kong in 1986 were significantly more likely to be precipitated by interpersonal conflicts, and significantly less likely to be precipitated by economic stress. Compared with the methods of attempted suicide in Hong Kong in 1986, those in Hong Kong in 1954 were significantly more likely to be fatal, while those in Western countries are significantly more likely to be ingestion of hyponotics and sedatives. Suicide attempters in Hong Kong are significantly more likely to be diagnosed as schizophrenics or paranoid psychotics than those in Western countries.
MeshAdolescentAdultAgedChildCross-Cultural ComparisonCross-Sectional StudiesFemaleHong KongHumansMaleMiddle AgedRisk FactorsSuicide, Attempted
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