Ethnicity and suicidal behaviour in Malaysia

A review of the literature

Patrick Morris, T. Maniam

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    Abstract

    Clinical experience, public perceptions, and research have indicated that the Indian community has been over-represented in attempted suicide and suicide rates in Malaysia. A computerized search of the literature back to 1966 on suicidal behaviour and ethinicity in Malaysia was performed supplemented by other relevant published and research material. There was a consistent pattern of higher rates of attempted suicide and suicide for the Indian population compared with other ethonocultural groups. Patterns of migration experiences, religious and cultural beliefs, higher suicide risk in rural areas, the use of toxic biocides as a method of suicide, and relatively high suicide rates in young women were identified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-63
    Number of pages13
    JournalTranscultural Psychiatry
    Volume38
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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    Keywords

    • Attempted suicide
    • Ethnicity
    • Malaysia
    • Suicide

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    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Ethnicity and suicidal behaviour in Malaysia : A review of the literature. / Morris, Patrick; Maniam, T.

    In: Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2001, p. 51-63.

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    Morris, Patrick ; Maniam, T. / Ethnicity and suicidal behaviour in Malaysia : A review of the literature. In: Transcultural Psychiatry. 2001 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 51-63.
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