Year: 2010 Source: Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences, v.3, no.3, (2010), p.177-181 SIEC No: 20100808

The psychological autopsy is thought to be the cornerstone of suicide research, providing more detailed knowledge than other methods. Its prime objective is to retrieve comprehensive information about suicide. Information is collected from key informants, & available medical records & personnel. It consists of reconstructing the lifestyle & personality of the deceased along with details of circumstances, behaviours, & events that led to the death of that individual. (6 refs.) JA