Year: 1983 Source: Psychiatria Fennica, Supplement, (1983), p.65-72 SIEC No: 19871085

Presents a study focussing on self destructive behavior from a sociological point of view. Intoxication patients who had attempted suicide during the period from 1970-79 were studied and results show a possible connection between the economic crisis of that time period and suicide. Findings seem to confirm Durkheim’s theory. 10 refs. (See also Part 2 – 871086). (LH)