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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 104036, 11 pages
Research Article

A Brief Analysis of Suicide Methods and Trends in Virginia from 2003 to 2012

1Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980710, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
2Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Department of Forensic Epidemiology, Virginia Department of Health, P.O. Box 2448, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
3Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 850, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Received 30 September 2014; Revised 11 January 2015; Accepted 12 January 2015

Academic Editor: Helen F. K. Chiu

Copyright © 2015 Sameer Hassamal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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