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Chinese women have a higher rate of suicide than Chinese men in the regions of mainland China currently reporting mortality data to the World Health Organization. This gender difference is documented, and possible reasons for the gender differences are explored using data from a survey of female...
Older adults are the developmental age group across the lifespan at highest risk for suicide in many Western countries. Given the extent of the problem, the paucity of integrated and sound empirical research in this area is remarkable. Often the literature attributes the death to one or two...
This study provides data on the characteristics and management of all prisoners identified at risk of suicidal behaviour over a 12 month period in all Scottish prisons. From a total of 44,093 admissions, 1,984 (4.5%) prisoners were identified at time of reception as ‘at risk’ while 857 (1.9%)...
The theory of suicide proposed by Thomas Masaryk in 1881 was reviewed and two predictions derived from the theory: namely that suicide rates should increase with decreasing religiosity and increasing modernization. Both predictions were supported. Suicide rates have increased in the majority of...
Science means research. Current research in suicidology, however, needs development. Therefore, a task force was established by the International Academy for Suicide Research (IASR) to make recommendations for future study of suicide. These consultations are offered only as current thoughts to...
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