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Abstract In this study we analyzed suicide rates. based on official ISTAT data published in the Health Statistics Year Book, relating to the Italian population aged over sixty-five, divided up into groups of five years, from 1958 to 1988. We calculated the rates of death by suicide (per 100,000...
Abstract The literature on occupation and suicide has neglected gender differences. as well as occupations in the lower socio-economic classes. The present study tests the thesis that statistically infrequent role sets foster relatively high suicide rates. An analysis of gender differences in...
Abstract The present study focused on the nature of the correlations between such ego functions as self-esteem. reality testing, and ego-strength and measures of suicide and violence risk. Also included were measures of sexual drive and conflict, as well as depression and impulsivity....
Abstract Cross-cultural research is one avenue for investigating suicide. with Canada and the United States being obvious units for comparison. Studies of rates and patterns. homicide and suicide, facts and myths, psychological aspects. psychopathology, attitudes towards suicide and domestic and...
Abstract Neurobiological evidence indicates that more than mood disorders, impulsive self-directed and other-directed violence and associated behaviors resistent to impulse control are biologically based and associated with alterations in serotonin metabolism. Serotonergic mechanisms are...
Abstract Suicide is not an illness; it is a behavior that may in some instances be a symptom of a psychiatric disorder or an indicant of impulsivity resulting from neuropharmacologic changes that arc genetically determined. The author reviews the literature supporting the fact that suicide...
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