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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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AZUERO, Andres J. et al. Suicide in the Indigenous Population of Latin America: A Systematic Review. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.4, pp.237-242. ISSN 0034-7450.


Due to the high rates of suicide reported among many ethnic minorities, a systematic review is presented on suicide in indigenous populations of Latin America.


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From an initial total of 1862 articles, 41were included for data extraction. They include 21 from Brazil, 13 from Colombia, 2 from Chile, 1 from Peru, and 4 articles grouped from different countries. Suicide is a public health issue in many communities. Lifestyle changes, industrialisation, environmental degradation, and alcohol have led the indigenous population experiencing what has been described as "cultural death."

Keywords : American Native Continental; Ancestry Group; Health Services; Indigenous; Latin America; Self-Injurious Behaviour; Suicide.

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