Year: 1981 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (14th: 1981: Albuquerque), p.36-38 SIEC No: 19830837

An interview of 127 (84 female, 43 male) hospitalized suicide attempters compares data on family history & psychiatric diagnosis. Patients with personality disorder (45% of the sample) frequently report a family history of suicide; patients with primary affective disorder reported such a history less often. Results are discussed in terms of possible reasons for familial suicide behaviors & possible prediction of suicides. (RM)