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Histopathology of cadaver uterus in suicides in relation to premenstrual syndrome

Authors:Boddukuru Lakshmi Prasanna, Kanne C Haritha yadav, Theegala Mahender Reddy
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2502-2506  |  PDF File


The present study was aimed to evaluate the effect of premenstrual tension in women suicide by histopathology of cadaver uterus. The death by suicide is complex problem which involves multiple factors. Female suicides constituted 46% of the total suicides. The predominant factor was found to be chronic illness, harassment by relatives, depression and financial problems. Suicidal behavior was also found to be influenced by various phases of menstrual cycle. In the present study to the role of premenstrual tension in suicide, autopsies of women in the fertile age group were taken for study and Histopathological examination was also conducted in all autopsies. It was found that premenstrual tension was not the significant risk factor for the suicide in women and neither it was the cause for attempting suicide. Hence it can be concluded that evaluation of further etiological factors and incidence of death by suicide at a particular region requires to understand the cross section of the society, with a particular reference to its socioeconomic status and psychiatric problems and civilizations.