Incidence of note‐leaving remains constant despite increasing suicide rates

@article{Shioiri2005IncidenceON,
  title={Incidence of note‐leaving remains constant despite increasing suicide rates},
  author={Toshiki Shioiri and Akiyoshi Nishimura and Kohei Akazawa and Ryo Abe and Hideyuki Nushida and Yasuhiro Ueno and Maki Kojika-Maruyama and Toshiyuki Someya},
  journal={Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={59}
}
Abstract  Suicide notes (SN) are potentially valuable sources of information about the psychological states of the suicidal person. It was hypothesized that there was a significant relation between suicide rate and note‐leaving rate and that the incidence of note‐leaving was increased during prolonged economic recession. During 21 years (1981–2001) in Kobe, of a total of 18 558 violent deaths, 5161 were due to suicide (27.8%), with 3417 male cases (66.2%) and 1754 female cases (33.8%). For each… 

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