Epidemiology of suicide after natural disasters: A review on the literature and a methodological framework for future studies


  • Mohsen Rezaeian, PhD, Epidemiologist




suicide, natural disasters, epidemiology


On one hand, there is an association between exposure to natural disasters and becoming mentally distressed, and on the other hand, there is also a relation between being mentally distressed and committing suicide; therefore, it is possible that one finds a relation between exposure to natural disasters and committing suicide. This review, therefore, will not only seek such relations in the literature but also try to highlight the most important methodological issues of finding such connection.

Author Biography

Mohsen Rezaeian, PhD, Epidemiologist

Associate Professor, Social Medicine Department, Rafsanjan Medical School, Rafsanjan, Kerman, Iran


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How to Cite

Rezaeian, PhD, Epidemiologist, M. “Epidemiology of Suicide After Natural Disasters: A Review on the Literature and a Methodological Framework for Future Studies”. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 52-56, doi:10.5055/ajdm.2008.0007.



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