Suicide Attempts and Psychiatric Diagnosis
Woodruff R A~~Clayton P~~Guze S B
Investigated suicide attempts among 500 patients randomly selected from a psychiatric clinic. Of nearly 100 variables tested, 23 were statistically associated with attempts among all subjects. Only 4 were associated with attempts independent of the diagnoses of hysteria & homosexuality: younger age at interview, history of: psychiatric hospitalization, attempts in the family & mother being psychiatrically ill. Findings indicate a special association between attempts & hysteria & homosexuality.