Year: 1990 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.81, no.2, (February 1990), p.190-196 SIEC No: 19900897

Examined 22,961 admissions, representing 19,127 individuals diagnosed as certain or undetermined attempted suicide. Significantly increasing trends of attempted suicide & undetermined attempted suicide were demonstrated for all age groups over 35 yrs for men & over 45 yrs for women. Significantly declining rates for completed suicide & relatively stable rates for undetermined suicide during the same period may show improved somatic & psychiatric treatment & follow-up for attempters.