Year: 1995 Source: Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. p.686-761 SIEC No: 20010884

This chapter describes the following: the difficult problems of definition & measurement in suicide research; the evidence on time trends; comparing statistics in European countries with non-European countries; the evidence on the causal pathways leading to suicide in individual cases; the effectiveness of various prevention strategies; possible causal explanations for time trends in rates of suicide; & the main conclusions from these issues. (203 refs.) (LS)