Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011

Aishvarya Sinniah, T. Maniam, Tian Po Oei, Ponnusamy Subramaniam

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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manual search of local official reports from the Ministry of Health and the Malaysian Psychiatric Association and unpublished dissertations from 3 local universities providing postgraduate psychiatric training were included in the current review.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.

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Article number718367
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Volume2014
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011. / Sinniah, Aishvarya; Maniam, T.; Oei, Tian Po; Subramaniam, Ponnusamy.

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Sinniah, Aishvarya ; Maniam, T. ; Oei, Tian Po ; Subramaniam, Ponnusamy. / Suicide attempts in malaysia from the year 1969 to 2011. In: The Scientific World Journal. 2014 ; Vol. 2014.
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