Method choice, intent, and gender in completed suicide.

@article{Denning2000MethodCI,
  title={Method choice, intent, and gender in completed suicide.},
  author={Diane Denning and Yeates Conwell and Deborah King and Christopher Cox},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={282-8}
}
Women who commit suicide use less violent methods, such as drugs and carbon monoxide poisoning, than do men, who more often use violent methods such as guns and hanging. Theories that attempt to explain this finding focus on gender differences in suicidal intent, socialization, emotions, interpersonal relationships, orientation and access to methods, and neurobiological factors. Data from a psychological autopsy study were used to test the theory that women who commit suicide use less violent… CONTINUE READING