Year: 1992 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.85, no.5, (May 1992), p.380-384 SIEC No: 19920229

388 suicide cases were studied in which a spouse’s or cohabiting partner’s views of precipitant stressors in the victim’s life were determined. In 82% of the cases, the partner considered life events as precipitant stressors for the suicide. Among men, some common stressors were somatic illness & separation. Among women, job problems were more common as precipitants among younger subjects. Among both sexes, childhood adversity was more commonly reported among the younger subjects. (12 refs.)