Year: 1985 Source: Lancet, (April 27 1985), p.974-975 SIEC No: 19860548

Trends in female suicide attempts by self-poisoning for the periods 1953-1972 & 1977-1982 are investigated, using official statistics for England & Wales. A decline in frequency ofattempts is seen in younger females & marked by different behavioral patterns are noted in cases of suicide & attempted suicide. 20 ref. (HBB)