Year: 1968 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.125, no.6, (1968), p.64-69 SIEC No: 19820991

Two groups of psychiatric patients were studied: 17 patients who committed suicide & 29 suicide-risk patients who did not. A 5-factor psychosocial evaluation showed that the suicides were characterized by lack of constructive plans for the future, high chaotic energy levels & general social isolation; the suicide-risk patients were characterized by adequate planning, low energy levels & positive relationships with other people. Both groups showed depressive mood & no moral aversion to suicide.