Year: 1971 Source: Psychiatria Fennica, v.88, no.8, (1971), p.221-228 SIEC No: 19920750

Suicides committed in non-psychiatric hospitals in Helsinki between 1953-1963 were studied. The authors found that the risk of suicide was relatively small in general hospitals but this risk increased if patients became depressive or psychotic, had previously threatened or attempted suicide. Elderly people institutionalized against their will were also at increased risk of suicide during the initial stage of treatment. (4 refs.)