Year: 1956 Source: American Practitioner, v.7, (1956), p.1140-1143 SIEC No: 19830159

This article presents a historical survey of suicide. The meaning of the attempted suicide is discussed. The factors of importance are thought to be an overwhelming sense of futility & frustration in not being able to deal with difficult circumstances & feelings of guilt & unworthiness. Suggestions for the psychological management of the atttempted suicide are given. This includes the adoption of a positive attitude by the physician. (2 Refs.)