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Table 1 Characteristics of complex suicide cases

From: Complex suicides: 21 cases and a review of the literature

Case No Gender Age Incident location Suicide note Past suicide attempt Psychiatric disease Suicide motive Method of suicide Cause of death Planned - unplanned
1 M 33 Car Yes No No Financial Ingested corrosive substance + ingested cyanide Ingested corrosive substance + ingested cyanide Planned
2 M 52 House-window No No No Familial problems Ingested corrosive substance + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Planned
3 M 61 House-room No No Depression Physical illness Wrist cutting – drug overdose Drug overdose Unplanned
4 M 19 House-balcony No No Psychosis Psychiatric Drug overdose + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
5 M 29 House-room Yes No No Financial Wrist cutting – hanging Hanging Unplanned
6 M 25 House-room Yes No Depression Psychiatric Drug overdose + stabbing the chest + hanging Hanging Planned
7 M 39 House-balcony No No No Familial problems Wrist cutting, stabbing the abdominal + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
8 M 30 House-room No No No About lawsuit Ethylchloride inhalation + plastic bag suffocation Ethylchloride inhalation + plastic bag suffocation Planned
9 M 76 House-balcony No Yes Depression Psychiatric Drug overdose + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
10 M 34 Sea No No Psychosis Psychiatric Drug overdose + drowning Drowning Planned
11 M 24 House-balcony No No Psychosis Psychiatric Drug overdose + wrist cutting + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
12 M 70 House-balcony No Yes Depression Physical illness Stabbing the popliteal fossa + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
13 M 53 House-kitchen Yes No Psychosis Psychiatric Drug overdose + hanging Hanging Planned
14 F 36 Sea No Yes Depression Psychiatric Drug overdose + drowning Drowning Planned
15 M 22 House-room No No Anxiety disorder Psychiatric Wrist cutting + drug overdose Drug overdose Unplanned
16 M 34 House-balcony No Yes Schizophrenia Psychiatric Stabbing the chest + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
17 M 41 House-balcony No No Psychosis Psychiatric Hanging + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Planned
18 M 34 House-kitchen Yes No No Financial Drug overdose + butane inhalation Drug overdose + butane inhalation Planned
19 F 70 House-balcony No No Depression Psychiatric Ingested insecticide + jumping from height Multiple organ injuries Unplanned
20 F 70 House-kitchen No No Depression Psychiatric Drug overdose + hanging Hanging Planned
21 F 41 House - room Yes Yes Depression Psychiatric Drug overdose + hanging Hanging Planned