Year: 1957 Source: Human Organization, v.16, no.4, (1957-58), p.7-11 SIEC No: 19820082

Authors studied the relationship of mental illness and social factors using a sample of individuals (Groups A & B) admitted to a general hospital after attempted suicide. Group A included sociopathic personality, chronic alcoholism and conversion reaction. Group B were manic depressives and chronic brain sydrome. Using clinical psychiatric information & social data of each individual patient showed that attempts with strong basis on social difficulties were more prevalent in Group A than in B.