Book Book

Suicide: An Unnecessary Death

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7304.114 (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:114
  1. Raj Persaud, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Maudsley Hospital, London

    Embedded Image

    Ed Danuta Wasserman

    Martin Dunitz, £29.95, pp 286

    ISBN 1 85317 822 5

    Rating: Embedded ImageEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image

    Around the world, approximately one million people a year take their own lives, but of greatest concern is the recent rise in suicide rates among young people. The largest proportion of suicides now committed relates to those below the age of 45. This “ungreying” of suicide, traditionally associated with later life, acquires a dramatic aspect when one considers that the proportion of elderly people in the total population …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe