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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 3 Issue: 3

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

Dhana Ratna Shakya*
Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS, Nepal
Corresponding author : Dhana Ratna Shakya
Department of Psychiatry, BPKIHS, Nepal
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Received: July 17, 2013 Accepted: June 24, 2014 Published: June 30, 2014
Citation: Shakya DR (2014) Common Stressors among Suicide Attempters as Revealed in a Psychiatric Service of Eastern Nepal. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000129

Abstract

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. 

Keywords: Deliberate self harm; Nepal; Stressor; Suicide attempt

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