Medical Practice

Aftermath of Suicide

Br Med J 1974; 2 doi: (Published 15 June 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;2:600
  1. Daphne Shepherd,
  2. B. M. Barraclough


    Forty-four spouses of suicides followed up after five years showed no significant differences from the widowed by other causes in respect of mortality and remarriage rates. A minority were stigmatized and most found the inquest unpleasant. Outcome was evenly polarized into better off and worse off.

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