Suicidal Ideation and Attempt among Immigrants in Europe: A Literature Review
Youstina Demetry* and Koustuv Dalal
Department of Health Science, Orebro University, Sweden
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- Youstina Demetry
Department of Health Science
Orebro University, Sweden
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Received date: May 25, 2017; Accepted date: June 12, 2017; Published date: June 16, 2017
Citation: Demetry Y, Dalal K (2017) Suicidal Ideation and Attempt among Immigrants in Europe: A Literature Review. J Depress Anxiety 6:281. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.1000281
Copyright: © 2017 Demetry Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of this literature review was to provide an overview of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among immigrants in Europe. Psyc info, Psyc articles and PubMed were used. Prisma flowchart describes selection of articles based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Seventeen articles were included in the study. Predictors of suicidal ideation and suicide attempt among immigrants in Europe are family conflict, health problems, substance abuse, low educational level and being adopted by a host inhabitant family, financial disadvantages. Female immigrants and second-generation immigrants appeared to be at higher risk than male immigrants with regard to suicidal ideation and suicide attempt.