Year: 1965 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.11, no.4, (1965), p.256-263 SIEC No: 19840038

“The gradual increase in the Okinawan suicide rate (as contrasted with reports on rational and irrational suicides in Japan) is believed to reflect a continuity of behavioral patterns in which suicide has been one selective response…” Neurotic suicide, which results from emotional strain or loneliness, was found to be more typical for Okinawa, a highly transitional area.