Suicide Rates among Young Men in U.K. Show Decline
Mechcatie, Elizabeth, Clinical Psychiatry News
An observational study on suicide trends among young people in the United Kingdom suggests that suicide rates among young men in England and Wales have dropped markedly over the past decade.
In the study, published by BMJ, Lucy Biddle, research fellow and her associates at the University of Bristol (England), compared suicide deaths, population statistics, divorce rates, and other data in men and women aged 15-24 and 25-34, between 1968 and 2005 (BMJ 2008 Feb. 15[doi:10.1136/bmj.39475.603935.25]).
Among men aged 15-24, the suicide rate dropped from a peak of 16.6 per 100,000 people in 1990 to 8.5 per 100,000 in 2005. Among men aged 25-34, the suicide rate dropped …
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Publication information: Article title: Suicide Rates among Young Men in U.K. Show Decline. Contributors: Mechcatie, Elizabeth - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 36. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2008. Page number: 11. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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