Year: 1991 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.83, no.1, (January 1991), p.16-19 SIEC No: 19910630

This study examines the influence of various events in childhood on suicidal behavior in adult age. Those who had attempted suicide more than once were found to have most often grown up with both parents, but had unhappy childhoods. The sex distribution was found to be about the same among repeat attempters & first attempters. Repeaters were usually in their 20s or 30s, while first attempters were usually past the age of 40. (VM)