Year: 1976 Source: Psychosomatics, v.17, (1976), p.37-40 SIEC No: 19820799

A matched study of 100 normal adults and 134 crisis volunteers showed significantly more suicidal thoughts, attempts and guilt among volunteers. Also the Index of Potential Suicides comparing normal controls and volunteers found significantly higher scores for depression, anxiety, alcoholism and current health concerns among the volunteers. Implication is that if “normal IPS” score baseline is high, a traumatic event could trigger suicide.(JA)