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Seasonal Patterns of Suicide, Depression and Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • M. R. Eastwood (a1) and J. Peacocke (a1)

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This study examined the hypothesis that there are seasonal variations for suicide, hospital admissions for depressive illnesses and electroconvulsive therapy and that these are inter-related. It was found that the seasonal variations did coincide, with peaks occurring in the Ontario spring and autumn. The importance of depression as a cause of suicide and the effect of electroconvulsive therapy upon the suicide rate are discussed.

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Seasonal Patterns of Suicide, Depression and Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • M. R. Eastwood (a1) and J. Peacocke (a1)

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Seasonal Patterns of Suicide, Depression and Electroconvulsive Therapy

  • M. R. Eastwood (a1) and J. Peacocke (a1)
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