A review of suicide behavior among Arab adolescents.

Mohammed Morad, Efrat Merrick, Amir Schwarz, Joav Merrick

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    Islam prohibits to take your own life, because this way you will interfere with the work of G-d (Allah), which is clear from several places in the Quran. Concerning individual suicide or suicide attempts in various Arab countries the literature is sparse and the incidence low. In this paper we present a review of research from Israel showing that suicide epidemiology among the Arab population of children and adolescents display a low incidence, but an increase has been observed over the past decade, but still much lower than the Jewish population. We believe that there is a need for the development of prevention and intervention strategies in order to keep this incidence low.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)674-679
    Number of pages6
    JournalThe Scientific World Journal
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)
    • Environmental Science (all)


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