Year: 1965 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.13, (1965), p.232-239 SIEC No: 19820133

The paper suggests that urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroids (17-OHCS) determinations may offer a useful indicator of suicidal intent. The paper presents serial urinary 17-OHCS levels, ratings of manifest suicidal behaviour, & clinical data obtained during hospitalization of 3 patients who subsequently committed suicide. Similar data are described for a comparison group of 33 depressed inpatients.(24 ref)