Year: 1976 Source: Journal of Abnormal Psychology, v.85, no.3, (1976), p.324-329 SIEC No: 19820242

Studied 20 18-25 yr old attempters & 2 groups of 50 similar subjects each selected on the basis of frequency of suicidal thought, with no history of suicide attempts. High affiliative, succorant & nurturant needs, an inability to tolerate frustration & a tendency toward externalized aggression appeared to characterize the attempters. Specifically, high succorant needs, interacting with an inability to reach significant others appeared to distinguish frequent ideators from attempters. (25 ref)