Suicide attempts in Malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011

Sinniah, Aishvarya, Maniam, T., Oei, Tian Po, and Subramaniam, Ponnusamy (2014) Suicide attempts in Malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011. Scientific World Journal, 2014. 718367. pp. 1-13.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review the literature on suicide attempts in Malaysia. PsycINFO, PubMed, and Medline databases from 1845 to 2012 and detailed manual search of local official reports from the Ministry of Health and the Malaysian Psychiatric Association and unpublished dissertations from 3 local universities providing postgraduate psychiatric training were included in the current review. A total of 38 studies on suicide attempts in Malaysia were found and reviewed. Twenty-seven (76%) of the studies on suicide attempts were descriptive studies looking at sociodemographic data, psychiatric illnesses, and methods and reasons for suicide attempts. No study has been conducted on treatment and interventions for suicide attempts and the impact of culture was rarely considered. The review showed that in order for researchers, clinicians, and public health policy makers to obtain a better understanding of suicide attempts in Malaysia,more systematic and empirically stringent methodologies and research frameworks need to be used.

Item ID: 38475
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1537-744X
Keywords: suicide, Malaysia
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© 2014 Aishvarya Sinniah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 23:27
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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