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Jitendra Kumar Trivedi & Sannidhya Varma

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Chapter 3: Neurobiological Basis of Suicidal Ideation

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Neurobiological Basis of Suicidal Ideation
Neurobiological basis of suicidal ideation
Jitendra KumarTrivedi and SannidhyaVarma

According to the World Health Report 2002, published by WHO (UC Atlas of Global Inequality, 2002), suicide was amongst the top 10 leading causes of death across all age groups in the developed nations in the year 2001. In India, over one lakh lives are lost every year as a result of suicide and this figure does not take into account the gross underreporting (Joseph et al., 2003). According to the National Crime Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India, 2007 (National Crime Bureau, 2007), youths (15–29 years) and lower middle-aged people (30–44 years) were the prime groups taking recourse to the path of suicides. Around ...

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