Suicide in Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish psychiatric hospitals

  title={Suicide in Norwegian, Finnish, and Swedish psychiatric hospitals},
  author={Rolf Hess{\"o}},
  journal={Archiv f{\"u}r Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten},
The numbers of suicides in Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish psychiatric hospitals during the period 1930 to 1974 are analyzed. The suicide rate in the psychiatric hospitals of all three countries has risen markedly. The author's methods and results are compared with those of other authors. Explanations for the rise in suicide rate are discussed. According to the author: (1) With the expansion of psychiatric treatment facilities, an increasing number of all who commit suicide in a country have… CONTINUE READING

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