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Cluster suicide in rural western Canada.

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Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1993 Sep;38(7):515-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1993
Author
D. Davies
T R Wilkes
Author Affiliation
Hospital Services, Lethbridge Regional Hospital, Lethbridge, Calgary, Alberta.
Source
Can J Psychiatry. 1993 Sep;38(7):515-9
Date
Sep-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Canada
Child of Impaired Parents - psychology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Personality Development
Risk factors
Rural Population - statistics & numerical data
Social Environment
Suicide - prevention & control - psychology - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
This paper focuses on a series of adolescent suicides which occurred in a small rural community in Western Canada between December 1989 and June 1990. Risk factors for adolescent suicide and recent epidemiological data on cluster suicide are reviewed and discussed. The circumstances of the five adolescent suicides are then discussed, and the question of whether or not this was a cluster suicide is considered. This article supports the view that suicide is an abnormal response to stress or loss and emphasizes the role of genetic psychophysiological predisposition.
PubMed ID
8242525 View in PubMed
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