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1- Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran. , E-mail: p.molavi@yahoo.com
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Objective: Suicide is defined as finishing life delibrately upon conditions that be done by individual’s own desire and own hand. Suicide is a major problem in social health and hygiene and it’s rate is now increasing among individuals at 15-24 age range. This study has preformed to detect risk factors and major fundamental agent been used in suicide.

Materials & Methods: This is a descriptive cross – sectional study. Statistical unit in this present study, obtained from individuals that committed suicide and hospitalized in Fatemi and Booali hospitals of Ardebil. Sample quantity was 218 cases whom have been from both two sex and from all ages. Clinical interview has derived from patients and their first-degree relatives and appropriate tests of MMPI were done. The results have been analysed with descriptive statistics of SPSS soft ware.

Results: In this study the most cases of committing suicide were within 15-25 age span, with the following group profiles. Female (61%), married individuals (53.22%), educated individuals with high school and diploma (35.78%), and moderate socio – ecnomic status (57.34). Sixty one point forty seven (61.47)% of these individuals were afflicted by psychological disorders white 58.72 precent were afflicted with personality disorders. The most used method for suicide was taking drugs and toxins (90.83%). Family problem with spouse has been founded as most common cause of suicide. 

Conclusion: This study is revealing that the prevalence of different risk factors, with play a role in commiting suicide, are as follow Moderate socio-economic condition, low education, end of adolescence and beginning of youth, female sex, being married, family problems especially among new married couple, psychiatric and personality disorders and finally an easy access to drugs and toxins. As considering their psychological profile, they had suspicion, pessimism, motive misinterpretation, high occupation of mind and a desire to sequestered their life.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 22/07/2007 | Accepted: 11/10/2015 | Published: 11/10/2015