Year: 1967 Source: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, v.8, no.2, (1967), p.219-223 SIEC No: 19820138

Although the suicide rate has remained constant with population growth during recent years, the pattern of methods for suicide has changed markedly. The use of drugs for suicide has incresed disproportionately, while other means have fallen out of favor. The available data indicate that the increased suicide rate from drugs is not due to the use of the widely prescribed nonbarbiturate hypnotics & tranquilizers but can be accounted for enitrely by the use of barbiturates.