Psychiatric disorders among patients presenting with attempted suicide in RIMS hospital, Manipur

AUTHORS : Nandi Kaushik, Sing SG, Bihari Thingbaijam, Haobijam Asheema
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Introduction: Suicide is fatal act that represents the personís wish to die. A suicide attempt is a self-initiated sequence of behaviors by an individual who, at the time of initiation, expected that the set of actions would lead to his or her own death. During the past decade, there have been dramatic and disturbing increases in reports of suicide among youths. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study over a period of one year time was undertaken. All consecutive patients of both sexes aged 18-65 years who have attempted suicide attending Department of Psychiatry, RIMS, Imphal were taken. Results: A total of 45 patients were taken up. Among them 26 (57.8%) were male and 19 (42.2%) were female. Majority of them were below 30 years of age (55.6%). 80% of the patients were diagnosed to have a psychiatric disorder, mostly Depression (44.4%) followed by Schizophrenia (15.6%). Conclusion: Considerable number of attempters suffered from psychiatric disorder. Early diagnosis of the psychiatric disorders and supportive measures for various stressors would help in prevention of suicidal attempts.

Keywords: Mode of suicide; psychiatric morbidity, depression.

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