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Rahmani A, Rezaeian M. Possible Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Suicide Behavior in the World: A Structured Review Study. JRUMS 2021; 20 (1) :85-118
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Background and Objectives: Several studies on the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic have indicated mental health disorders that can trigger suicidal behavior. Therefore, the aim of this study was to study the possible effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicidal behavior using a structured review.
Materials and Methods: This study is a structured review. For reteriving the related articles keywords such as Pandemic COVID-19, Suicide, Attempted Suicide and their Farsi equivalents were used to search MEDLINE, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar. Due to the novelty of this pandemic and its great effects on people's mental health, it was tried all related articles be retrieved and placed in the following four groups: 1) Commentary and points of view, 2) Review articles, 3) Case report and case series, and 4) Original research articles.
Results: About 1560 articles were obtained. 1507 articles were not related to our subject, which were deleted.Finally, 53 related articles were reviewed. In addition to physical problems, psychological disorders such as suicide, economic problems, and disruption of social interactions are the most important consequences of this pandemic, which result from social distancing, segregation, quarantine, and limitations associated with the disease.
Conclusion: It seems that easy access to and mental health services, avoiding publishing information, film and images from unreliable sources, getting help from crisis hotlines, activating the labor market, support and assistance by government funding, and providing adequate equipment for hospital and health center staff can be effective in reducing suicides.
Key words: COVID-19 pandemic, suicide, suicide attempt
Funding: None
Conflict of interest: None
Ethical approval: None
How to cite this article: Rahmani A, Rezaeian M. Possible Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Suicide Behavior and Attempt in the World: A Structured Review Study. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2021; 20 (1): 85-119. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2020/11/28 | Accepted: 2021/02/16 | Published: 2021/04/21

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