Year: 1969 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.33, no.4, (1969), p.466-471 SIEC No: 19830215

Completed suicides in a state hospital were contrasted with natural deaths & inpatients. No significant differences were found on patterns of admission complaints; depression was found to be the most frequent admission complaint. Neither MMPI profiles nor a recently developed suicide threat scale served to discriminate suicides from comparison groups. Highly significant differences were found on social competence variables, with suicides tending to be younger, more intelligent, & better educated