Friday, 30 November 2012

Suicidality more common in Chinese women

 by Michael Woodhead
Women are more likely to attempt suicide than men, a study carried out in the emergency departments of Shenyang has found.
A review of 239 patients who were treated at a Shenyang hospital fro attempted suicide found that 22% were men, and 78% were women.
Men were more likely to be drug users, more likely to be icing with family and less likely to be living alone or co-habitating. Women were more likely to express suicide ideation compared with men. About 70% of both men and women who attempted suicide had   had mental illness.
The unique, gender-specific characteristics pertaining to suicide attempters in urban China emphasizes the need for gender-specific interventions in future clinical treatment.
Read more: General Hospital Psychiatry

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