Trends in Suicide Ideation, Plans, Gestures, and Attempts in the United States, 1990-1992 to 2001-2003
Kessler R C~~Berglund P~~et al.
Data came from the 1990-1992 National Comorbidity Survey & the 2001-2003 National Comorbidity Survey Replication. These surveys asked 9708 people aged 18-54 years about the past yearÕs occurrence of suicidal ideation, plans, gestures, attempts, & treatment. Face-to-face interviews were administered in the homes of respondents, who were nationally representative samples of US English-speaking residents. Despite a dramatic increase in treatment, no significant decrease occurred in suicidal thoughts, plans, gestures, or attempts in the United States during the 1990s. (LC) (66 refs)