Attempted suicide and major public holidays in Europe: findings from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide.
1999 (English)In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-690X, E-ISSN 1600-0447, Vol. 99, no 6, 412-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
There appears to be a transposition of a significant number of suicide attempts from before (and during) a major public holiday until after it. The division of holidays into non-working and working days showed that a 'holiday effect' could only be found around major public holidays, particularly Christmas, Easter and Whitsun. These findings support the theory of the 'broken-promise effect' for major public holidays.
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1999. Vol. 99, no 6, 412-8 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44011PubMedID: 10408262OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44011DiVA: diva2:417611