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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012, pp. 74-76
Bioline Code: mj12023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2012, pp. 74-76

 en Financial Loss and Suicide
Pridmore , Saxby & Reddy , Anil


The current Western psychiatric wisdom states that suicide is always or almost always associated with mental disorder. Careful Asian studies are casting doubt on this conclusion. Using information from the public record (newspapers, coroner’s reports, and various web-based sources), we sought evidence that, in the absence of mental disorder, suicide may be associated with major financial loss. Reports of 15 individuals who completed suicide following major financial loss were identified, thus an association between these events is supported.

life change events, medicalisation, stress, suicide, public health

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