Year: 1981 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.27, no.2 (Summer 1981), p.119-123 SIEC No: 19851052

This study of 64 patients admitted to Kandy General Hospital, Sri Lanka, following suicide attempts, focuses on cultural & social differences between this group & like samples in Western countries. The study group was less isolated, used agricultural pesticides more often than drug overdoses, were less often referred for psychiatric advice, & very rarely attempted suicide a second time. The precipitating event was usually an interpersonal dispute between patient and kin. 23 ref. (NBB)