Seasonal Variation of Suicide and Depression
Zung W W~~Green R L~~Durham N C
This study was designed to examine the possible relationship between completed suicides, depressive disorders, & seasonal variations. All deaths by suicide in North Carolina & admissions to a psychiatric hospital from 1965 to 1971 were tabulated for data analysis. Results showed a seasonal relationship between suicide & depression. There was no significant correlation of climatic variables with completed suicides. It was also found that more suicides occur on Monday than any other day of the week.