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Suicide in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, state of the art
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
2009 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 63, no 4, 280-284 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years the, incidence of suicide in Kurdistan has been increasing, especially among females, to a degree it cannot be neglected. Consequently, attention was given to this phenomena and the aggressive method of suicide used by young peoples, especially females, in Kurdistan. In attempt to obtain an objective picture of the frequently media-reported suicide among youths and women in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The responsible authorities and medical service units in the region were visited to collect information, and the available data were explored to produce a state-of-the-art overview on the subject. Because of insufficient documentation and lack of systematic registration, the data on suicide were scattered and difficult to evaluate. However, the findings did confirm that suicide exists as a serious problem in the society in Kurdistan, particularly among females. Urgent attention is demanded from the responsible authorities and organizations concerned in the region. Further research is needed to investigate the exact extent of suicide and its correlates in the society in Kurdistan, in order to plan for effective preventive measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 63, no 4, 280-284 p.
Keyword [en]
Burn, Iraq, Kurdistan, Suicide, Young
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-128277DOI: 10.1080/08039480802610016ISI: 000269602400003PubMedID: 19085207OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-128277DiVA: diva2:331052

Corrected and republished: "Suicide in the KurdistanRegion of Iraq, state of the art". In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry (2013), vol. 67, issue 2, pp. 140-144.

DOI: 10.3109/08039488.2012.761401

*Originally published as Hanna VN, Ahmad A. Suicide in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, state of the art, Nord J Psychiatry 2009; 63:280–4. The Nordic Journal of Psychiatry apologizes that the citations and references to Mr Rasool's Master Thesis were incomplete in the original version of this article. The original article is hereby retracted. Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08039488.2012.761401

Available from: 2010-07-21 Created: 2010-07-20 Last updated: 2013-05-08Bibliographically approved

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