Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.50, no.1, (July 1998), p.49-54 SIEC No: 19980777

National Finnish suicide statistics during 1980-95 were used to study secular trends in the seasonality of different types of suicides. The rate of violent suicides increased before 1990 & decreased after that. The nonviolent suicide rate increased continuously. A decreasing tendency of seasonality in nonviolent suicides & a slight decrease in violent suicides were seen within the 3 successive time periods studied. Trends mights be related to changes in the health politics in Finland. (23 refs.)