Current Research on Suicide and Parasuicide: Selected Proceedings of the Second European Symposium on Suicidal Behaviour, Edinburgh, June 1988

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this chapter discusses only international differences and trends in suicide.
2.
For reasons of convenience the term country or state in this chapter means any territory with mortality statistics reported to WHO Headquarters, Geneva.
3.
Although the data for the Falklands are suspect, there is presently no evidence that the figure is due to misreporting or recording error.
4.
In contrast with Barraclough's findings ( 1988), Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines do not appear in this list, which is due to the fact that he used the 15-24 years age range.

References

Barraclough, B. ( 1988). "'International Variation in the Suicide Rate of 15-24-year-olds'", Soc Psychiat, 23, 75-84.

Diekstra, R. F.W. ( 1982). "'Epidemilogy of Attempted Suicide in the EEC'", in J. Wilmott, and J. Mendlewicz (eds.), New Trends in Suicide Prevention, Basel: Bibliotheca Psychiatrica, Karger, 1-16.

----- ( 1985). "'Suicide and Suicide Attempts in the European Economic Community: An Analysis of Trends with Special Emphasis on Trends among the Young'", Suicd Lifethr B, 15, 402-21.

----- et al. ( 1986). Rapport inzake suicide (Report on Suicide), December, The Hague: Health Council of the Netherlands.

Simmons, K. ( 1987). "Task Force to Make Recommendations for Adolescents in Terms of Suicide Risk'", Jauna, 257, 3330-2.

Syer-Solursh, D., personal communications ( 1986). US Department of Health and Human Services.

WHO ( 1978). International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), Geneva: World Health Organization.

WHO ( 1982). "Changing Patterns in Suicide Behaviour'", WHO/EURO Reports and Studies, 74, Copenhagen.

WHO ( 1987). World Health Statistics Annual, Geneva: World Health Organization.

WHO ( 1988). Correlates of Youth Suicide, Technical Document, Geneva: World Health Organization, Division of Mental Health.

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