Year: 1980 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.10, no.3, (1980), p.182-188 SIEC No: 19820894

This article describes the possible impact the Watergate scandal had on former American president NixonÕs psychological well-being. Psychodynamic precepts of partial death & post-self are discussed in this case. An analysis of Nixon’s actions during the Watergate investigation that could be construed as unnecessary risk & possibly suicidal behavior is included. (9 refs) (SC)