Year: 1972 Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, v.219, no.10, (1972), p.1303-1306 SIEC No: 19820047

This article describes signs physicians should look for to discover depression & suicidal intent. The author discusses the strong association between suicide & active physical illness, & the increased risk of suicide when symptoms of clinical depression, such as loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, or feelings of hopelessness, are present. Other factors are previous history of affective illness, previous suicidal behavior & limited interpersonal resources. Intervention & treatment are outlined.