background& Objectives : The epidemiology of suicide plays a significant role in the identification of mental health in the society.The present study was carried out to determine the demographic characteristics and mental state evaluation among victims with suicidal attempt in tabriz ( in 2001 ) .
Materials and Methods :In this cross - sectional study 301 patients (170 females and 131 males ) who attempted suicide and refered to two general hospital centers were selected through convenience sampling and studied by demographic characteristics questionnarire, Structured Clinical Interview and Psychiatric judjment .
Results :The highest rate of suicide was found among those aged 17-26 years. 80.4% of victimes had a psychiatric disorder. The most common disorders were depressive disorders and adjustment disorder with depressive feature . The most common methods of suicide were drug overdose (71.1% ) and poisoning (20.60%) . The heighest rate of attempted suicide was found in single persons , house wives and unoemployed persons .
Discussion : Previous and present mental disorders appears to be risk indicators for suicide and persons who attempt suicide tend to be relatively young .
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