DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20195224

Study of suicides in Mangalore region of South Karnataka, India

Jayantha Kumar, Rekha R.

Abstract


Background: To evaluate the various causes of suicides and mental illness of different age groups which enables the patients to commit suicide in both sexes.

Methods: The data of suicides was collected from medical records of the different Hospital in Mangalore regionĀ  of South Karnataka.

Results: Total 32 cases of suicides in adults were studied at Mangalore city and district as a whole. The history of suicide was 6(18.7%) was alcoholic, 4(12.5%) were drug addicted (dependent), 5(15.6%) were HIV infected, 3(9.37%) had infertility 4(12.5%) had loss of job, 2(6.25%) had sudden loss of property, 8(25%) had failure in love affair. The clinical manifestations of suicides were (8.25%) had major depression 5(15.6%) had multiple personality disorder. 11(34.3%) were schizophrenic, 6(18.7%) had mood disorders, 2(6.25%) were epileptic.

Conclusions: This study of suicides of young adults will be quite helpful to psychiatrist and medico-social workers to take preventive measures to prevents such suicides because suicide is not only social problem, but it is due to abnormal mental state too.


Keywords


Drug dependence, Major depression, Multiple personality disorder, Schizophrenic

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