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Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

Research ArticleOpen Access

Content Analysis of Writings by Psychologists who have Committed Suicide Volume 1 - Issue 5

Nimrah Ishfaq*

  • Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

Received: February 17, 2020   Published: February 24, 2020

Corresponding author: Nimrah Ishfaq, Department of Applied Psychology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan

 

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The purpose of the study was to identify emotion problems of psychologists who committed suicide through the material they have written. Convenient purposive sampling was used to identify and select the sample. Books that were freely available was preferred. Books written by Silberer [1] and Gardner [2] were chosen as sample, both of them belonged to different time frame and school of thoughts. Key word analysis along with interpretive content analysis was used to identify emotional problems expressed by these authors in the written content. Subjective knowledge was coded as neutral, only opinion-based line were coded. Key word analysis showed more prevalence of positive words and mild feeling words in the content. Interpretive content analysis showed the presence of psychological issues like depression, anxiety, anger, frustration, guilt, grief, uncertainty, high self-esteem, and stress. Common patterns emerged were extreme point of view in generic conduct of society or in overall opinion, distrust on peer’s opinion, self-contradiction and internal conflicts. Content analysis also linked their own way of committing suicide to the content written in their writings. Implication of the study is to highlight the importance of addressing mental health issues among psychologists.

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