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Heidari Pahlavian A. The study of psycho-socail factors and epidemiological characteristics of the people who attempted suicide in Hamadan. IJPCP. 1997; 3 (1 and 2) :19-32
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1677-en.html

Clinical Psychologist Hamadan University of Medical sciences,
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The main purpose of this study was to obtain accurate information about the psycho-social factors and epidemiological characteristics of the people who attempted suicide in Hamadan. During one year, 667 individuals who had benn brought to 4 emergency centers in Jamadan for attempting suicide, completed the personal data sheet, MMPI, and BDI.

Results indicated that 63% of this group (423 persons) were female, and 37% (244 persons) were male. Those under the age of 30, attempted suicicde more than other age groups (%77.5). The majority of females who attempted suicide wre married (%63.46), whereas among males this percent was %42.22.

%85.86 of subjects who completed BDI, were depressed. % 52.36 of subjects has an abnormal profile on MMPI.

Family and marital discord, mental disorders (mostly depression), and unemployment wre the main reasons for suicide among this group.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/12/10

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