Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment ISSN: 2324-8947

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Common Stressors among Suicide Attempters as Revealed in a Psychiatric Service of Eastern Nepal

Common Stressors among Suicide Attempters as Revealed in a Psychiatric Service of Eastern Nepal

Stressor is one of the three major risk factors of suicide, along with altered mental state and access to suicidemeans. There is scant data from Nepal about the stressors being common among suicide attempters. It is a hospital based descriptive study looking into stressors as revealed by patients and care-takers in psychiatric assessment. All patients consulting the investigating psychiatristteam within study period (12 months, 2011) were enrolled after informed consent. During detailed work-up; suicidal state was ascertained, relevant information were recorded in the proforma and an intensive qualitative exploration was made in all subjects into the stressors present during the time of suicide-attempt. 

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