Year: 2009 Source: Kathmandu University Medical Journal, v.7, no.1, (2009), p.63-66 SIEC No: 20090226

Suicidal intent has been described as the seriousness or intensity of the patientÕs wish to terminate his or her life. Suicide has become an important public health issue throughout the world. It is important to evaluate the intentions of suicide attempts and various psychiatric diagnostic perspectives to understand the multiple dimensions of suicide. The increasing problem of pesticide poisoning and drug overdose demands strict legal scrutiny in the availability of common means of attempting suicide.