Year: 1989 Source: Hospital and Community Psychiatry, v.40, no.8, (August 1989). p.841-843 SIEC No: 19890833

The results of a study of women who shoot themselves are: women who use guns differ in age & psychiatric diagnosis from men who use guns & from other women who OD; more women are using guns in attempts & are more likely to survive; the greater use of guns by women may be due to easier accessibility & acceptability; those using highly lethal means of attempted suicide closely ressemble completed suicide epidemiologically, & younger women are using more lethal means of attempted suicide. (CM)