Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Deliberate Self Harm Victims

Bhagavath, Prashantha (2013) Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Deliberate Self Harm Victims. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 2 (7). pp. 738-744.

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There is limited literature linking psychiatric diso rders to deliberate self from India. The study will certainly add to the existing information worldwide and will help us to develop preventive modalities in deliberate self harm and its recurrence. This prospective study extended for a period of one year from January 2010 to December 2010 on deliberate self harm victims aged 20 years and above who reported to the one of the tertiary health care center and teaching hospital of southern Karnataka; and ref erred patients to the psychiatric consultation to study the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in deliberate self-harm (DSH) victims. The research was conducted on total of 113 of deliberate self harm victims. 69.03 % of deliberate self harm victims were males. 80.53% of victims are in the age group of 20 to 39 years. 43.36% deliberate self harm victims were empl oyed. 77.88% deliberate self harm victims committed the act inside their residence. Poisoning was the commonest (76.11%) method of self-harm. Psychiatric illness was seen in 71.68% d eliberate self harm victims and depression was the major culprit among them. This study emphasiz es the role of psychiatric disorders in deliberate self harm which will go a long way in it s prevention and recurrence.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deliberate self harm; Psychiatric disorders; Poiso ning; Depression
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 04:37
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2013 04:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79376

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