Year: 2005 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.35, no.2, (April 2005), p.217-226 SIEC No: 20051304

This work compares suicide seasonalities in Zurich, Switzerland, in the 16th-18th centuries, 1901-1920 & 1969-1994. The results indicate shifts of peaks & lows on suicide seasonalities over the centuries, with a smoothing of seasonalities toward the 21st century. The recent period does not show any suicide seasonality at all. The canton of Zurich seems to be ahead of the general trend found in other regions of Switzerland. (37 refs)