Suicide and deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan
Suicide and deliberate self-harm (DSH) are major public health problems globally. There is limited information on suicide and DSH from Afghanistan.
To review available literature on suicide and DSH in Afghanistan.
Using online resources and literature on suicidal behavior (suicide, DSH and suicidal ideation) was searched.
There were only seven published studies identified on suicidal behavior in Afghanistan. Six of these have been published since 2003 and majority has focused on suicidal behavior in women.
Both DSH and suicide are underreported and understudied subjects in Afghanistan. There is need for more research in this area.
Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Paiman, M. A.,
Khan, M. M.
(2017). Suicide and deliberate self-harm in Afghanistan. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 26, 29-31.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_psychiatry/57