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Nandi S.,Malda Medical College & Hospital | Bhattacharjee S.,Institute of Psychiatry | Debnath S.,Medical College | Choudhury S.,Medical College | Bhattacharjee A.,Burdwan Medical College & Hospital
Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development | Year: 2015

Background: Various researches in India failed to show diagnosable psychiatric disorders in Deliberate Self Harm (DSH). Faulty coping styles in stressful life situations are the key to the cause of this distinct type of suicide. Objective: To study the difference in coping mechanism of two distinct group of suicide –‘Failed suicide’ and’Deliberate Self Harm’. Material & Method: It is a cross sectional study. Seventy consecutive patients, surviving a suicide attempt, were studied for suicide intent and coping strategies, using specific scales. Grouping was done by the dimension of suicide intent. Coping strategies were looked for their significant distribution accordingly in various groups. Results: Median value of suicide intent was 16. 28(40%) subjects were the DSH and 42(60%) were Failed Suicide survivors. In Brief Cope scale DSH group showed significantly difference in the Emotional support (p=0.001), Positive Reframing (p=0.007), Acceptance(p=0.049), Instrumental Support(p=0.014) – coping from Failed Suicide group. Conclusions: DSH group had difference in their coping mechanism from Failed suicide group. © 2015, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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