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Does Driver Suicide Occur in Iran?


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Pridmore, S ORCID: 0000-0002-9170-1798, Varbanov, S, Sale, I and Ahmadi, J 2017 , 'Does Driver Suicide Occur in Iran?' , Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1 .

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Background: Iran has a relatively low suicide rate and the highest road death rate in the world.Objectives: To explore the possibility that driver suicide occurs in Iran.Methods: Examination of the relevant suicide and road traffic literature.Results: Suicide in Iran includes self-immolation, hanging and other violent methods. It is stigmatized and suicidal intent and actionsmay be denied. The choice of suicide method depends on availability and culture. Driver suicide is reported in many countriesand represents a small percentage of the total number of suicides. It is a method which may hide the fact of suicide and suggestaccident. We could find no report of driver suicide from Iran.Conclusions: There is great interest in reducing the road toll in Iran. Driver suicide may be occurring but not being reported. Ifdriver suicide has a role in the road deaths of Iran, identification and quantification would be helpful.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Pridmore, S and Varbanov, S and Sale, I and Ahmadi, J
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher: Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
ISSN: 1735-9287
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