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Suicide and Its Legal Implications in Pakistan: A Literature Review



Abstract

In recent decades, great strides have been made in understanding the science of suicide. Thus, it is imperative that Pakistani legal systems bridge the gap between Pakistani law and science. For instance, recent discoveries in public health, psychology, and neurobiology have shaped the etiological model of suicidal behavior and highlighted the high preponderance of certain psychiatric patients towards suicide. We present here a brief overview of psychiatric evidence implicated in suicides to better inform the Pakistani legal system of advances in the psychiatric literature. 



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Suicide and Its Legal Implications in Pakistan: A Literature Review


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Sadiq Naveed Corresponding Author

Psychiatry, KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital

Tooba Qadir

Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Tayyaba Afzaal

Psychology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Waqas

Department of Psychiatry, CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry


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Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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Suicide and Its Legal Implications in Pakistan: A Literature Review

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  • Author Information
    Sadiq Naveed Corresponding Author

    Psychiatry, KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital

    Tooba Qadir

    Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

    Tayyaba Afzaal

    Psychology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

    Ahmed Waqas

    Department of Psychiatry, CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Article Information

    Published: September 08, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1665

    Cite this article as:

    Naveed S, Qadir T, Afzaal T, et al. (September 08, 2017) Suicide and Its Legal Implications in Pakistan: A Literature Review . Cureus 9(9): e1665. doi:10.7759/cureus.1665

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 04, 2017
    Peer review began: September 03, 2017
    Peer review concluded: September 04, 2017
    Published: September 08, 2017

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    Naveed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

In recent decades, great strides have been made in understanding the science of suicide. Thus, it is imperative that Pakistani legal systems bridge the gap between Pakistani law and science. For instance, recent discoveries in public health, psychology, and neurobiology have shaped the etiological model of suicidal behavior and highlighted the high preponderance of certain psychiatric patients towards suicide. We present here a brief overview of psychiatric evidence implicated in suicides to better inform the Pakistani legal system of advances in the psychiatric literature. 



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Sadiq Naveed, Assistant Professor, M.D.

Psychiatry, KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital

For correspondence:
naveed193@gmail.com

Tooba Qadir

Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Tayyaba Afzaal

Psychology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Waqas, M.D.

Department of Psychiatry, CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry

Sadiq Naveed, Assistant Professor, M.D.

Psychiatry, KVC Prairie Ridge Hospital

For correspondence:
naveed193@gmail.com

Tooba Qadir

Dow University of Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Tayyaba Afzaal

Psychology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Waqas, M.D.

Department of Psychiatry, CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry