Anomic Suicide


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A type of suicide resulting from a disrupted relationship
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In anomic suicide, society's influence is lacking in the basically individual passions, thus leaving them without a check-rein.
Altruistic suicide is a tendency for an individual to sacrifice self for the group, and anomic suicide is a response to social change whether good or bad.
Per capita income is related to suicide in a way similar to that found in the West, consistent with Iga's view that the Japanese are subject to anomic suicide due to unregulated aspirations.
Consequently, Durkheim's conception of anomic suicide is akin to the concept of involuntary student departure.