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DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE SUICIDAL SELF-POISONING
DEMOGRAPHIC AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE SUICIDAL SELF-POISONING

Author(s): P. Vanev, J. Radenkova-Saeva, Alexander Apostolov
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)

Summary/Abstract: The predominant view of modern medicine is that suicide is a mental health concern, associated with psychological factors such as the difficulty of coping with depression, inescapable suffering or fear, or other mental disorders and pressures. Suicide is sometimes interpreted as a “cry for help” and attention, or to express despair and the wish to escape, rather than a genuine intent to die. Most people who attempt suicide do not complete suicide on a first attempt; those who later gain a history of repetitions have a significantly higher probability of eventual completion of suicide.

  • Issue Year: IV/2010
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 124-129
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English