Year: 1978 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.132, (1978), p.180-185 SIEC No: 19820992

This paper brings up to date a 1970 study of suicide attempters in an United States urban community & reviews international trends in suicide attempts. Results of the study & the review indicate that the high rates of suicide attempts that were observed in 1970 are continuing into 1975. The incidence of suicide attempts continues to be a public health problem primarily among young women. Pill ingestion, usually barbiturates & psychotropic drugs, continues to be the most common method used.(DD)