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Does Driver Suicide Occur in Iran?

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Pridmore, S and Varbanov, S and Sale, I and Ahmadi, J, Does Driver Suicide Occur in Iran?, Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11, (1) ISSN 1735-9287 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Background: Iran has a relatively low suicide rate and the highest road death rate in the world.

Objectives: To explore the possibility that driver suicide occurs in Iran. Methods: Examination of the relevant suicide and road traffic literature.

Results: Suicide in Iran includes self-immolation, hanging and other violent methods. It is stigmatized and suicidal intent and actions may be denied. The choice of suicide method depends on availability and culture. Driver suicide is reported in many countries and represents a small percentage of the total number of suicides. It is a method which may hide the fact of suicide and suggest accident. We could find no report of driver suicide from Iran.

Conclusions: There is great interest in reducing the road toll in Iran. Driver suicide may be occurring but not being reported. If driver suicide has a role in the road deaths of Iran, identification and quantification would be helpful.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:119601
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2017-08-03
Last Modified:2017-08-03
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