Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.262-266 SIEC No: 19850313

In the Inner North London Coroner’s district, deaths resulting from self-destructive behaviour in the period 1971-1980 have been examined to discover the realtionship between “predisposing factors” to such behaviour & previous psychiatric history. In patients under treatment for a psychiatric illness a “predisposing factor” existed far less often than in the group of persons not suffering from a treated psychiatric illness.