Year: 1981 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.138, (February 1981), p.141-146 SIEC No: 19831467

Young women who had attempted suicide did not score in a more hysterical manner than women in a comparison group when assessed by the Hysteroid-Obsessoid Questionnaire. Those who made suicide attempts resulting in little physical harm more often demonstrated hysterical traits than those whose attempt involved a serious threat to life. However, even in those subjects the majority did not score in an hysteroid manner, & they certainly scored in a less hysteroid manner than in the comparison group.