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  1. An update on the impact of gun control legislation on suicide.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    The authors review recent literature examining the impact of gun control legislation on suicide rates.

    Method 

    MEDLINE and PsychLIT searches on gun ownership, gun control, and psychiatric firearm-related topics from 1982 through March 1997 were examined for reports focusing on gun control legislation and suicide.

    Results 

    Suicide rates typically decreased following implementation of a variety of firearm control laws.

    Suicide-prone individuals seldom substitute other means or go outside legal channels for suicide weapons.

    Firearm restrictions may decrease the ready accessibility of firearms enough to allow the peak period of suicidality to pass.

    Conclusion 

    The findings support gun control measures as a strategy for reducing suicide rates.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Utilisation, Arme à feu, Suicide, Article synthèse, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Use, Fire arm, Suicide, Review, Epidemiology, Human

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0316586

    Code Inist : 002B18H05C. Création : 27/11/1998.