Genuine Versus Simulated Suicide Notes: An Issue Revisited Through Discourse Analysis
Edelman A M~~Renshaw S L
Classic studies of written suicide notes have sought to develop criteria for discriminating genuine from simulated notes. Reports of significant differences among the language measures as well as the results of a multiple discriminant analysis using the discourse analysis are reported. In addition, a language profile of the suicidal individual is given along with suggestions for research and clinical use of the method.