Year: 1989 Source: Clinical Toxicology, v.27, no.4/5, (1989), p.299-303 SIEC No: 20020935

The requirement of prescriptions for sedatives & hypnotics in Japan led to a decrease in their use for suicide but did not lead to an increase in the use of other methods for suicide, suggesting that people did not switch methods for suicide as one method became less available.