Year: 1969 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.115, no.524, (1969), p.791-795 SIEC No: 19820199

The study analyzed the personality characteristics of attempted suicide in relation to the nature of the attempts. 70 women who made attempts at suicide were classified into serious (high risk) and non-serious (low risk) attempts. A battery of psychological tests were given. Results indicate that the serious attempt group tended to be above average in their vocabulary, to be intropunitive in the direction of their considerable hostility and obsessoid rather than hysteroid in personality. (CI)