Suicide in Asia: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Murad M. Khan, Ehsan Ullah Syed

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Policy and Practice
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780470683842
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2011


  • Asia, the world's largest continent - containing, half the world's population
  • Asian suicides, and their contribution - in global suicide rates
  • Mental health in Asia - international interest, disturbing reports, from Asian countries
  • Mortality database of WHO - listing deaths, registered in national vital registration systems
  • National suicide prevention strategies/programmes
  • Risk factors for suicide in Asia - more than 20 psychological autopsy studies, completed
  • Suicide in Asia - epidemiology, risk factors and prevention
  • Suicide rates of women - in city/districts of selected Asian countries
  • Suicide statistics in Asian countries
  • Trends within Asia - limitations in data availability, variations in Asian countries

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