Anorexia nervosa has been referred to as a subconscious form of suicide. However, death as a result of self-starvation in AN is not listed on death certificates as suicide.
A hunger strike may ultimately lead to death. Starvation has been used by Hindu and Jain monks as a ritual method of penance (known as Prayopavesa and Santhara respectively), and Albigensians or Cathars also fasted after receiving the 'consolamentum' sacrament, in order to die while in a morally perfect state. This method of death is often associated with political protest, such as the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike by Irish republican paramilitary prisoners demanding prisoner of war status, of whom ten died. The explorer Thor Heyerdahl refused to eat or take medication for the last month of his life, after he was diagnosed with cancer.
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... this article The Women of the Caesars Historically, starvation has been used as a death sentence ... In ancient Greco-Roman societies, starvation was sometimes used to dispose of guilty upper class citizens, especially erring female members of patrician families ... Augustus and the mother of Caligula), also died of starvation, in 33 AD ...
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