Samuel Law, XueZhu Huang, & Pozi Liu
University of Toronto, Canada; Tsinghua University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Internet and Suicide. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009, 452 pages.
China’s economic reform in the last three decades has produced the world’s current biggest, continuous economic growth; with that, also a growth rate in technology and Internet use that outpaces the developed world. Clinical issues such as Internet related suicide has caught attention of all concerned. This Chapter reviews the unique epidemiological characteristics of suicide in China, socio-cultural factors and explanations related to suicide, and some recent findings on suicide issues related to the Internet. Particular attention will be paid to suicide of urban youth, the population that is behind the sharp increase in Internet use in China.