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Beliefs of poets regarding the triggers of suicide

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Pridmore, S ORCID: 0000-0002-9170-1798, Ahmadi, J and Pridmore, W 2017 , 'Beliefs of poets regarding the triggers of suicide' , American Journal of Medical Research, vol. 4, no. 2 , pp. 7-19 .

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Abstract

Background: Over the last century, the claim has been made thatsuicide is always, or almost always, the result of mental disorder. Aim. To explorethe beliefs of famous English speaking poets regarding the triggers of suicide.Method: Poetry libraries were explored for poetry giving information regarding theattitude of writers to the triggers of suicide. This material was analysed andcategorized. Results. Fifteen poems (separate poets) were identified and examined.The triggers of suicide included mental disorder and socioeconomic stressors (acuteand chronic). In a minority of cases (four), categorization could not be made.Conclusions: Poets describe the triggers of suicide as including not only mentaldisorder, but also socioeconomic (acute and chronic) factors.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Pridmore, S and Ahmadi, J and Pridmore, W
Keywords: suicide; suicide prevention; mental disorder
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Medical Research
Publisher: Addleton Academic Publishers
ISSN: 2334-4814
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