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Financial loss and suicide


Pridmore, S and Reddy, A, Financial loss and suicide, Malaysian Journal of Medical Science, 19, (2) pp. 74-76. ISSN 1394-195X (2012) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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The current Western psychiatric wisdom states that suicide is always or almost always associated with mental disorder. Careful Asian studies are casting doubt on this conclusion. Using information from the public record (newspapers, coronerís reports, and various web-based sources), we sought evidence that, in the absence of mental disorder, suicide may be associated with major financial loss. Reports of 15 individuals who completed suicide following major financial loss were identified, thus an association between these events is supported.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:life change events, medicalisation, suicide, stress, public health
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:79980
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2012-10-16
Last Modified:2013-06-11

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