Year: 1993 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.88, no.5, (November 1993), p.364-368 SIEC No: 19960130

Substantial fluctuations have prevailed in both the rate & particular method of suicide in the Federal Republic of Germany. A close relationship existed (1949-1989) between peaks of the suicide rate & the percentage of low threshold suicide methods (shootings & poisonings). During the period 1963-1076, the rate of suicide committed using domestic gas receded dramatically but the rate of suicide committed using other poisons rose accordingly. (21 Refs.)