Year: 1966 Source: Public Health Reports, v.81, no.11, (1966), p.977-990 SIEC No: 19820721

Study of 822 patients on “suicide observation status” in veteran’s hospital from 1954-1958. Follow-up in 1962, from clinical records. 93% of sample male, median age 37, 34% diagnosed as schizophrenia. On follow-up: 6% suicide, 17% subsequent suicide attempt, 17% subsequent suicide ideation. Examined predictors of subsequent suicidal behavior. Many methodological problems in the design of this study and its findings. (JE)