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Suicide and forced marriage


Pridmore, S and Walter, G, Suicide and forced marriage, Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 20, (2) pp. 48-52. ISSN 1394-195X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Background: The prevailing view that the vast majority of those who complete suicide have an underlying psychiatric disorder has been recently challenged by research on the contribution of "predicaments", in the absence of mental illness, to suicide. In this paper, we sought data to support the notion that forced marriage may lead to suicide without the presence of psychiatric disorder.

Method: Historical records, newspapers, and the electronic media were searched for examples.

Results: Two examples from ancient times and six from the last hundred years were located and described.

Conclusion: These cases suggest that forced marriage may lead to suicide and complements earlier findings that loss of fortune, health, liberty, and reputation may lead to suicide in the absence of mental disorder.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marriage, social condition suicide, prevention
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:86372
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2013-09-10
Last Modified:2017-12-08

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