A Dose-Response Relationship Between Imitational Suicides and Newspaper Distribution

@article{Etzersdorfer2004ADR,
  title={A Dose-Response Relationship Between Imitational Suicides and Newspaper Distribution},
  author={E. Etzersdorfer and M. Voracek and G. Sonneck},
  journal={Archives of Suicide Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={137 - 145}
}
Although the Werther effect is well known, up to now a correlation between the differential distribution of particular media reports and subsequent imitational suicides could not be found. This study investigates a celebrity suicide by gun in Austria, which led to extensive reports in the largest Austrian newspaper, whose distribution shows substantial regional differences. The numbers of suicides by firearm in the 3 weeks after the reporting showed an increase over the 3 weeks prior. Regional… Expand

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