Year: 1992 Source: British Journal of General Practice, v.42, no.364, (November 1992), p.482-485 SIEC No: 19930173

This article makes reference to the fact that the suicide rate is rising in the western world. The general practitioner, in addition to aiding somatic complaints, must also be responsive on the social level since physical symptoms are often expressions of psychosocial distress. A variety of perspectives are included.