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Differences in suicide between men and women: epidemiology, physiopathology and forensic features

Submission deadline: 15 February 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Luigi Cipolloni, MD, PhD
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Forensic Medicine, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia FG, Italy
    Interests: Forensic Pathology; Forensic Histopathology
    Special Issues in IMR Press journals
  • Tista Ghosh, MD
    The former Chief Medical Officer of the state of Coloradois, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, USA
    Interests: Suicidal epidemiology; Suicide; Suicide rate; Mental health
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the WHO, hundreds of thousands of people die every year from suicide, constituting a major cause of death especially in the adolescent and young adult population. Several risk factors have been associated with suicide and these vary according to the sex and age of the population. Furthermore, the method in which suicide is attempted or committed varies according to the population. Statistically based evidence shows that men typically use violent methods, whereas women use less traumatic methods.

The purpose of this special issue is therefore to characterize gender differences in suicidal events by examining specific forensic evidence in terms of behavioral and injury patterns.

This special issue aims to address gender differences in suicide in the following areas:

- Epidemiology of suicide

- Risk factors for suicide

- Neurobiology of suicide

- Crime scene investigation

- Criminology of suicide

- Suicide method

- Injury pattern (external and internal) of suicide

Luigi Cipolloni and Tista Ghosh

Guest Editors

Risk factors
Crime scene investigation
Suicide method
Injury pattern
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