Year: 1985 Source: 5p. SIEC No: 19860330

Dr. Fink examined the clinical records of patients who committed suicide in Bavarian mental institutions to determine whether the increase in suicide rate & attempts from 1950-1959 to 1967-1976 could be related to a change in ECT usage. This data did suggest that decreased use of ECT increased rates; however, the author feels further research utilizing a multiple group pre-post-test design is needed to answer this question directly. 2 ref., 2 tables. (NBB)