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    Attempted suicide in Hong Kong.

    Authors
    Chiu LP 
    Source
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 1989 May; 79(5) :425-30.
    Abstract

    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.

    Mesh
    Adolescent
    Adult
    Aged
    Child
    Cross-Cultural Comparison
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Female
    Hong Kong
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Risk Factors
    Suicide, Attempted
    Language

    eng

    Pub Type(s)
    Comparative Study Journal Article
    PubMed ID

    2787576

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