Chapter 5. Suicidality in Women

  1. Prabha S. Chandra2,
  2. Helen Herrman3,4,
  3. Jane Fisher5,6,
  4. Marianne Kastrup7,
  5. Unaiza Niaz8,9,
  6. Marta B. Rondón10 and
  7. Ahmed Okasha11
  1. Gergö Hadlaczky and
  2. Danuta Wasserman

Published Online: 18 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch5

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society

How to Cite

Hadlaczky, G. and Wasserman, D. (2009) Suicidality in Women, in Contemporary Topics in Women's Mental Health: Global perspectives in a changing society (eds P. S. Chandra, H. Herrman, J. Fisher, M. Kastrup, U. Niaz, M. B. Rondón and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470746738.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

  2. 3

    Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  3. 4

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Key Centre for Women's Health in Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  5. 6

    WHO Collaborating Centre in Women's Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

  6. 7

    Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychiatric Department, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  7. 8

    The Psychiatric Clinic & Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Pakistan

  8. 9

    The University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

  9. 10

    Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru

  10. 11

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Research in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. National Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill-Health at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470754115

Online ISBN: 9780470746738

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Keywords:

  • suicidality in women;
  • suicide and attempted suicide - global problem in males and females;
  • WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide;
  • understanding female suicidal behaviour;
  • female suicidal behaviour - characterised by low intent and as call for help;
  • gender differences in depression and alcohol abuse;
  • ecological fallacy and male/female ratios;
  • suicide - in countries in transition;
  • suicidality and mental disorders and risk;
  • psychiatric illnesses in completed suicides and suicide attempts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Epidemiology

  • Suicidality and mental disorders and risk

  • Suicide prevention