Year: 1972 Source: Journal of the Irish Medical Association, v.65, no.5, (1972), p.109-113 SIEC No: 19840392

The number of patients who presented with attempted suicide during the 2 year period prior to August 1969 was compared with the number during the succeeding 2 year period. A 75% increase was noted. The average monthly rate of attempted suicide was raised from 6-10. The increase was relatively higher in male patients.