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Suicide is a multidimensional event. To understand this complexity, psychological theory is needed, which is often lacking in current research. This archival study, utilizing 60 suicide notes from across the adult life span, examines models of suicide. An attempt to replicate a previous model...
A recent study reported season of birth variation in CSF levels of 5-HIAA and HVA, with low 5-HIAA for February to April and high HVA for October to January (Chotai & Åsberg, 1999). We therefore analysed data on all completed suicides during 1952--1993 in the county of Västerbotten in northern...
A series of seven mass-homicides occurring in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom 1987--1996 is presented in the context of possible media influences. These crimes are exceptionally rare facilitating study based on similarity, time linkage and statements by the assailants. Time linkage...
Using crude suicide rates, Lester (1994) reports that occupational segregation and gender egalitarianism are not significantly related to the sex differential in suicide rates, male suicide rates, and female suicide rates in 24 countries. Using a gender-age standardized version of Lester's data,...
The confusing and inconsistent employment of the terms intentions and motives in the literature of suicidology is exemplified and discussed. It is concluded that when nonfatal suicidal acts are explained in terms of something the patients wanted to achieve by the act (which mainly is the case),...
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