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Depression

08 September 2011

Suicide methods differ by gender

Guns are the most common method of suicide in the US, but men are more likely to shoot themselves in the face or head than women are, a new study finds.

Guns are the most common method of suicide in the US, but men are more likely to shoot themselves in the face or head than women are, a new study finds.

The study in the journal Sex Roles, also revealed that for every one-unit increase in blood-alcohol level, there was a 10% increase in the likelihood of using this method to commit suicide.

 

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