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Deliberate self-harm/poisoning, suicide trends. The link to increased alcohol consumption in Sri Lanka

Deliberate self-harm/poisoning, suicide trends. The link to increased alcohol consumption in Sri Lanka

Jayasinghe, Neil R.M. and Foster, John H. (2011) Deliberate self-harm/poisoning, suicide trends. The link to increased alcohol consumption in Sri Lanka. Archives of Suicide Research, 15 (3). pp. 223-237. ISSN 1381-1118 (Print), 1543-6136 (Online) (doi:10.1080/13811118.2011.589705)

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Abstract

Sri Lanka has witnessed a fall in suicide rates in the period 1991 to 2010, however the incidence of self-harm remains high. Over the same period alcohol consumption has increased for both alcohol that is purchased legally and distilled privately. This paper investigates a number of secondary data sets from such bodies as the Department of Police, Registrar General's Office for Statistics, Ministry of Health and Nutrition, National Poisons Information Center and Lanka Library Forum to shed light on the link between suicide/self-harm and rising alcohol consumption. The authors conclude that there is a strong association between alcohol consumption and suicide/poisoning/deliberate self-harm in Sri Lanka and propose a number of research priorities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Version of record first published: 09 Aug 2011. [2] Archives of Suicide Research is the official journal of the International Academy of Suicide Research (IASR).
Uncontrolled Keywords: self harm, poisoning, suicide trends, increased alcohol consumption, Sri Lanka
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Family Care & Mental Health Department
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3309

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