Blue Monday phenomenon among men: suicide deaths in Japan.

@article{Ohtsu2009BlueMP,
  title={Blue Monday phenomenon among men: suicide deaths in Japan.},
  author={T. Ohtsu and A. Kokaze and Y. Osaki and Y. Kaneita and T. Shirasawa and T. Ito and Hideaki Sekii and T. Kawamoto and Masayasu Hashimoto and T. Ohida},
  journal={Acta medica Okayama},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          231-6
        }
}
The number of suicide deaths in Japan has continued to be high, and is a pressing social problem. Although the weekly distribution of suicide deaths has been documented, no nationwide analysis has yet been conducted. In the present study, the ratios of the number of suicide deaths per day, by day of the week, and on weekdays relative to holidays were calculated using the data for all suicide deaths recorded in 2003. The suicide deaths recorded on holidays were treated as the reference, and a… Expand
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