Year: 1986 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.31, no.6, (1986), p.602-604 SIEC No: 20030037

The authors investigate 2 fatalities out of a total of 38 suicidal emergencies which occured during a period of rapid weather changes in the winter of 1980-81. Demographic characteristics of these two samples, as compared to 28 other psychiatric emergencies presenting with non-specific restlessness during the same period were used as the basis for speculation that certain types of weather might precipitate suicidal crises. Differences in the pattern of response to climatic stress between the two genders are pointed out. (8 refs)