Year: 2000 Source: Current Opinion in Psychiatry, v.13, (2000), p.655-660 SIEC No: 20010313

Recent literature on seasonal variation, & weather or climate influence, in suicide is reviewed. Recent studies have challenged the widely held notion that seasonal effects on suicide are a unitary phenomenon, not influenced by age, gender or the circumstances of the act. Suggestions for research & the development of more effective preventive strategies are offered. (72 refs.)