Year: 2002 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.32, no.2, (Summer 2002), p.191-208 SIEC No: 20031262

This study is a review of the use of statistical techniques for seasonality & of some important characteristics of study samples that were evaluated from 46 original suicide seasonality articles published in major psychiatric journals. The results showed that statistical techniques were applied in a majority of articles, but they were commonly lacking regarding analyses, which compared seasonal patterns among subgroups of a population. Futher findings are discussed. (102) refs)