Year: 1995 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.166, no.1, (January 1995), p.44-50 SIEC No: 19950185

This article reports on the extent, characteristics, & timing of student suicides & discusses the media. Data was examined from coroners, college staff, general practitioners, & hospital case notes. Of 83 deaths, the 21 suicides (16 men & 5 women) were higher than expected. Including deaths due to unknown causes greatly reduced the difference. An association with the Finals examination was not evident but 2/3 had been worried about academic achievement. Nearly 1/2 had a psychiatric disorder.