Year: 1976 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.33, no.2, (February 1976), p.209-215 SIEC No: 19820296

Authors studied a 2 yr. sample of 179 consecutive suicides in New York according to the presence or absence of psychiatric contacts comparing suicides in the psychiatric case registry (PCR) to those not and to the entire PCR population. They found differences between the psychiatric patients and other groups. PCR suicides were equally male and female, median age 42, high divorcees, retirees, widowers and unemployed.