Year: 2003 Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.191, no.11, (November 2003), p.745-750 SIEC No: 20050345

The authors set out to investigate whether completed suicides by different methods show disparities in their sociodemographic & clinical characteristics, using data from the National Suicide Prevention Project in Finland. They found that intoxication suicides were more often female with a history of previous attempts & psychiatric treatment, whereas suicides by shooting were the opposite in character. Reasons for these disparities & their implications for prevention are discussed. (36 refs)