Retrospective study of suicide cases admitted in Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital

Nepal Med Coll J. 2004 Dec;6(2):116-8.


A retrospective study of suicide cases admitted to Emergency Department and latter admitted to Department of Medicine and followed by Department of Psychiatry, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital. This study covered a period of 4 yrs. i.e. from January 2000 to December 2003. During this period total 118 cases were admitted. Out of which 39 male and 58 female cases were studied. Suicide was their common motive. The most common poison was organophosphorous compounds. Age group of attempt suicide are between 15-45 yrs. Depression, post-schizophrenic depression and clear psychosocial stress were important cause of suicide in this study.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Depressive Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Hospitals, Teaching / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nepal / epidemiology
  • Organophosphate Poisoning*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Schools, Medical
  • Sex Distribution
  • Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*