Evaluation of Suicide Attempt due to Drug Poisoning in a 7 -Year -Old Girl: A Case Report

  • Aliashraf Mozafari ORCID Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Sahebi ORCID Clinical Research Development Unit, Shahid Mustafa Khomeini Hospital, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • Amir Adibi ORCID Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
  • Mohammad Saatchi ORCID Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Kourosh Sayehmiri ORCID Mail Biostatistics Department, School of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
Case Report, Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Rug Poisoning, Suicide Attempt


Introduction: Suicidal behavior is a worrying issue in children and is a very important indicator of emotional distress in children. Suicide is uncommon in children before puberty.
Case Report: Here, a case of a 7-year-old girl who committed suicide by drug poisoning was reported. The child’s behavior was assessed using a child behavior checklist (CBCL), in which aggressive behavioral problem was the most important. Her mother had a history of suicide attempts, generalized anxiety, and major depressive disorder over the past year, and her father was a drug abuser.
Conclusion: Mental disorders in parents and tensions in the family may be associated with behavioral-emotional difficulties in children and it can lead to dangerous behaviors such as suicide attempts. It is most important to describe the factors that lead to suicide attempt among children and intervention that my help these children.


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How to Cite
Mozafari A, Sahebi A, Adibi A, Saatchi M, Sayehmiri K. Evaluation of Suicide Attempt due to Drug Poisoning in a 7 -Year -Old Girl: A Case Report. Iran J Psychiatry. 15(2):169-171.
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