Fatal Deliberate Self-harm in Adolescents- A Manipal Perspective

Palimar, Vikram and Vidhi, * and Gupta, Chandni (2012) Fatal Deliberate Self-harm in Adolescents- A Manipal Perspective. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 401-406. ISSN 0975-8585

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An autopsy study of fatal deliberate self-harm in adolescents (10-19 years) was undertaken in the Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, South India, over a period of 5 years (2005 to 2009). Nearly four percent (31 cases) of the total unnatural deaths in whom autopsy was conducted at our mortuary were due to suicide in adolescent age group, which formed the material for the present study. Adolescents in the age group 15-19 years predominated. Females outnumbered males. Poisoning was the most common method employed to commit suicide. Organophosphorous poison was consumed in overwhelming majority of the cases. Disgust in life was the motive in nearly one third of the cases. Deaths occurred more during the day time and inside the house during the summer months.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent; disgust in life; fatal deliberate self-harm; poison; organophosphorous.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 10:48
Last Modified: 31 May 2013 10:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136201

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