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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 20, No. 2, 2013, pp. 47-51
Bioline Code: mj13023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2013, pp. 47-51

 en Suicide and Forced Marriage
Pridmore, Saxby & Walter, Garry

Abstract


Background: The prevailing view that the vast majority of those who complete suicide have an underlying psychiatric disorder has been recently challenged by research on the contribution of “predicaments”, in the absence of mental illness, to suicide. In this paper, we sought data to support the notion that forced marriage may lead to suicide without the presence of psychiatric disorder.
Method: Historical records, newspapers, and the electronic media were searched for examples.
Results: Two examples from ancient times and six from the last hundred years were located and described.
Conclusion: These cases suggest that forced marriage may lead to suicide and complements earlier findings that loss of fortune, health, liberty, and reputation may lead to suicide in the absence of mental disorder.

Keywords
marriage, social condition suicide, prevention

 
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