Year: 1957 Source: A.M.A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, v.79, (1958), p.103-112 SIEC No: 19820088

44 attempted suicides seen in an emergency room over a 1 year period were evaluated as to the events preceding the act, the method used, the setting in which it occurred, & the ways in which others became involved. Numerous cases are supplied to illustrate conclusions that the less lethal attempts generally had the desired effect of resolving some interpersonal conflict, whereas more lethal attempts may have had death as a goal. (7 refs.) (RM)