Suicide in Metropolitan St. John’s, 1988-1994

The present study examined all suicides that occurred within the metropolitan St. John’s area for the years 1988-1994. The majority were found to be male, between the age 31-40. The most common method for males was the use of a firearm, followed by hanging & drug overdose, while for females drug overdose & hanging were […]

Characteristics of Patients Who Receive Electroconvulsive Therapy

Studied the records of 5729 psych admissions over a 3 yr period in 1 area where ECT was used heavily. 1236 subjects who received ECT were compared with those who did not. ECT recepients were older, more often female & had a greater no. of prev. admissions. ECT subjects did not differ from other subjects […]

Recording of Suicide in Newfoundland

This article presents a review of the death certificates forthe years 1969, 1970 & 1971 in Newfoundland. Overall, the suicide rate was higher than that expected from official statistics. The male to female ratio for suicide was found in Newfoundland to be 3.75:1 vs. that in Canada of 2.58:1. Age-corrected suicide rates were very low […]