Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), p.185-188 SIEC No: 19880026

This research was undertaken to analyze a defined group of suicides in relation to social factors, drug abuse, & the influence of weather. Subjects were 151 patients (62% female, 38% male, average age 37.6 years) admitted to the ICU, U of Duesseldorf, after attempting suicide by poisoning. A biosynoptic daily analysis was used to determine the relationship between weather & attempts. A positive correlation was found between good weather & attempts & also between storms & attempts. (NBB)