britney psych 6 - SUICIDE ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 8...

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SUICIDE Chapter 8 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Epidemiology of Suicide Suicide is a major health problem in the world About 877,000 lives lost due to suicide in 2002 U.S.: Approx. 31,000 per year China: Approx. 300,000 per year 40% of all suicides in the world 50% of all female suicides Only country in which women outnumber men There are about 31,000 suicides per year in the U.S.
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In the U.S. 11 th leading cause of death overall 3 rd leading cause among young adults Quite common among elderly 1-12% of population have attempted suicide Up to 10 million people consider suicide Only .3% of them commit suicide
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Suicide statistics 20+ per 100,000 (several European 5 per 100,000 (Egypt, Mexico, Greece, Spain) Religious devoutness, respect for life may prevent suicide Women 3x more than men to attempt suicide Men 3x more likely to succeed
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Stats (cont.) Divorced people at highest risk for suicide, followed by widowed, then
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 3140 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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