Year: 1971 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.118, no.547, (1971), p.627-628 SIEC No: 19840151

Suicidal deaths were found to be most common in the spring & the early winter. The seasonal distribution of suicidal deaths was found both in comparison to deaths from all causes & in comparison to chance expectations. No differences were found in the seasonal variation of suicidal deaths for different subgroups of the population, but this technique is recommended as a tool for investigating the causes of the seasonal variation in suicidal deaths.