Trends in suicide in Japan by gender during the COVID-19 pandemic, up to September 2020

Shuhei Nomura*, Takayuki Kawashima, Daisuke Yoneoka, Yuta Tanoue, Akifumi Eguchi, Stuart Gilmour, Yumi Kawamura, Nahoko Harada, Masahiro Hashizume

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Suicide is an extreme consequence of the psychological burden associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) counter-measures. A quasi-Poisson regression was applied to monthly suicide mortality data obtained from the National Police Agency to estimate the gender-specific excess/exiguous suicide deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan up to September 2020. We found excess suicide deaths among women in July, August and September, but not among men. Our results indicate the importance of COVID-19 related suicide prevention, especially for women. Timely access to mental health care and financial and social support is urgently needed, as is optimal treatment for mental illness.

本文言語English
論文番号113622
ジャーナルPsychiatry Research
295
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 1月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神医学および精神衛生
  • 生物学的精神医学

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