Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Emergency Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7548


Suicide, What's Happening Actually?

Raquel Alba-Martín

Objective: To analyse the causes of the increased incidence of suicide in our province (Córdoba).
Methodology: We have conducted a literature search of existing literature by accessing several databases, in order to group the most relevant knowledge on the etiology of suicide.
Results: The number of suicides in the province has increased by 26% in the last two years. Is estimated to be the third leading cause of death for people aged between 15 and 44. While 70 cases were recorded in 2011, the last years were 88 records, representing an increase of 25.7%.
Conclusions: It is important to continue researching the subject in question given the magnitude and epidemiological and social impact associated to this pathology in health.