Year: 2014 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry.(2012).53(5):535Ð539.doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.06.003 SIEC No: 20140567

Seasonal spring peaks of suicide are well described in epidemiological studies, but their origin is poorly understood. More recent evidence suggests that this peak may be associated with the increase in the duration of sunshine in spring. We investigated the effect of number of sunshine hours per month on suicide rates in Austria between 1996 and 2006.

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