Year: 1976 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.6, (1976), p.417-421 SIEC No: 19820680

Significant others were interviewed in 50 cases certified by the Brighton Coroner in 1970-72. This data was compared with 83 other cases he certified as suicide. Findings validate the criteria on which he bases his decisions. Depression did not differentiate suicide & open cases. Other demographic & clinical factors did vary. Findings suggest that suicide & open verdicts, combined, better approximate the true suicide rate than do suicide verdicts alone.(MB)