Published On: Tue, Oct 4th, 2016

Men attempt suicide more than women



A research has found that regardless of being less probable to experience suicidal ideation or depression, men are much probable to die by suicide than women.

Though men inclined to select many deadly methods than women, it was discovered that even when men and women attempt to kill themselves employing the similar method, men are still much probable to expire.

The research study has stated that having suicidal longing (because of states for example depression) only is not adequate for a deadly suicide endeavor. It is very important for an individual to have the obtained capability for suicide (ACS) together with suicidal want in order to pass away by suicide.

Researchers led by Gopikrishna Deshpande, Professor at Auburn University, at Alabama in the US, has distinct this ACS in four traits audacity of death, pain tolerance, emotional stoicism, and sensation seeking.

People practicing a wish to commit suicide will not do so devoid of initial losing their terror of dying and developing the essential pain tolerance to tolerate making a lethal effort.

There is as well a level of touching stoicism that is required to suffer from a lethal act.

In conclusion, a few individuals, as a means of release, will vigorously follow the sensations of pain that are pertaining to the suicidal act.

The elevated levels of ACS in men may elucidate why men are much probable to die by suicide than women, Deshpande elaborated.

In the research study, the team employed a meta-analysis to examine a possible ACS network that includes the entire four traits together with a possible depression network that includes neural substrates that inspire clinical depression.

Brain areas usually discovered in ACS and depression networks for males and females were additionally employed as seeds to get areas functionally and structurally linked to them.

The consequences illustrated that the male-specific networks were much extensive and varied than the female-specific ones.

In men, the networks involved motor parts which are much linked with action, whereas the networks in women prevailed.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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