ANOMIC SUICIDE

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a historical term referring to a suicidal gesture that occurs due to changes in a person's social or financial circumstances [first defined by French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)]

ANOMIC SUICIDE: "After losing his or her job and financial security, the individual committed anomic suicide."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANOMIC SUICIDE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anomic-suicide/ (accessed December 8, 2022).

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