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Depression

10 February 2011

Male drug-related suicides vary by month

The number of adolescent males treated for drug-related suicide attempts swings sharply depending on what month it is, a study shows.

The number of adolescent males treated for drug-related suicide attempts swings sharply depending on what month it is, a US government study shows.

The investigators found that only 2.5% of these suicide attempts by males aged 12 to 17 occur in February, compared with 18.9% in December.

December spurs more suicides

 

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