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Usha Kiran Subba is a professor of Psychology and President of Association of Psychologist in Nepal (APN) at Department of Psychology, Trichandra College, Kathmandu, Nepal. She has done D.Phil on Depression and Quality of Life of Nepalese Women from Allahabad University, India in 2009. She is a researcher, trainer, and psychotherapist. She has written books, chapters in books and research papers published them national and Internal Journals after presented in conferences. She has been teaching General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Research Methodology, Developmental and Cognitive Psychology for 25 years. Research interest are in Mental Health and Women Isuues.
Suicide in Nepal has become a major national issue highlighted by a series of high profile suicides in recent years. Nepal has an estimated 6,840 suicides annually, or 24.9 suicides per 100,000 people (WHO 2014) and it is ranked 7th by suicide rate globally by the 2015. For women in particular, the under reporting of suicides and suicide-attempts may be caused in part by a "culture of silence", especially in cases related to domestic abuse (Peace Voice, 2013). In 1998 and 2008, suicide was found to be the leading cause of death amongst women of reproductive age in Nepal (Pradhan and et.al, 2010).Precipitants were postulated to include lack of education, being married poverty, gender-based violence, and belief in karma.
There is a significant rise in the number of people committing suicide, after the devastating earthquake of April 25 and subsequent strong aftershocks. Following the 2015 earthquakes, media reports and field site visits have indicated a possible increase in suicides. Suicide is currently the leading cause of death for Nepalese women aged 15–49. Suicide is illegal in Nepal and is punishable by fines and imprisonment. Because of legal and social system suicide may continue to be under-reported even if social and legal issues were to be resolved. Mortality and Morbidity Study
and poisoning (6503-cases), is the second and jumping from the cliff (289-cases), is the third method in Nepal. Details of it will be presented there.
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Time : 09:30
Professor WK Tang was appointed to professor in the Department of Psychiatry, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. His main research areas are Addictions and Neuropsychiatry in Stroke. Professor Tang has published over 100 papers in renowned journals, and has also contributed to the peer review of 40 journals. He has secured over 20 major competitive research grants. He has served the editorial boards of five scientific journals. He was also a recipient of the Young Researcher Award in 2007, awarded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Background and objectives:
To identify the risk factors, frequency, symptoms, pathomechanism and treatment of IIP through a comprehensive literature review.
Systematic literature review.
Main outcome measures:
The first author screened the titles and abstracts of all 288 records. One hundred and two studies that do not meet the eligibility criteria. Full-text version of the remaining 186 articles (151 original articles and 35 review articles) were then screened by the principal investigator. After this screening, 14 original articles and 3 review articles were excluded, leaving 169 articles (137 original articles and 32 review articles).
Results:Psychotic symptoms are common amongst Ice users, the frequency of any psychotic symptoms ranged from 16% to 81%, with a median of 78%. The prevalence of IIP ranged from 24% to 76%, the median of prevalence of IIP is 42%. The most frequently reported symptoms of IIP are delusions of persecution and auditory hallucinations.
Long-term studies that track the Ice users for a decade or more are necessary to collect sufficient evidence to understand the relationship between Ice use and the development of IIP.