Year: 2009 Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, v.15, no.5, (2009), p.1235-1241 SIEC No: 20100312

A questionnaire-guided interview of families of 29 Bahraini suicide cases from 1996-2005 was conducted in their homes by a social worker. Medical & pscyhiatric files were examined to complete the data. More victims were male,young, single or divorced, unemployed, & with a low education level compared with the general population. The majority of victims had chronic mental disorders. The most notable environmental risks were reported to be family problems, family history of suicidal behaviour, & financial & relationship problems. The sociodemographic & clinical risk profile in Bahrain differs from other developed & developing countries. (29 refs.)