Year: 1989 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.69, no.3, Pt.2, (December 1989), p.1390 SIEC No: 19900850

A file study of 53 psychiatric patients with histories of suicide attempts revealed that, of 25 repeated attempters, only 8 had switched methods. Subjects who switched methods did not differ from other subjects in age, gender, or marital status but were less often diagnosed as schizophrenic. Data support Clarke & Lester’s (1989) contention about preferred methods of suicide.