Year: 2000 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2000. p.29-48 SIEC No: 20010021

Some facts about the epidemiology & trends in suicide among societies in Asia & the Far East are examined & compared, & possible explanations for their similarities & differences critically reviewed. Regions include Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Israel & Jordan. Areas examined include: basic patterns & trends in suicide; psychiatric risk factors; social risk factors; & culture-specific types of suicide. The review focuses mainly on studies of completed suicide. (45 refs.)