Year: 2008 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.54, no.4, (July 2008), p.291-292 SIEC No: 20081026

This editorial comments on the increase in the rate of suicide among Indian farmers. Factors that have contributed to the rapid increase are discussed. The author asserts that anthropologists & psychiatrists, & others interested in the individual, culture, & society can shift the responsibility for farmer suicide from the farmer to the circumstances precipitating such outcomes. (15 refs.)_