Year: 1978 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.34, no.1, (1978), p.31-32 SIEC No: 19831914

Investigated the relationship between childhood onychophagia (fingernail biting) and the suicidal & nonsuicidal mean age among 60 hospitalized neurotic veterans. The results show no significant mean age difference between suicide & nonsuicidal veterans; neither does the childhood onuchophagia variable “focal suicide” significantly lower eith the mean age of suicidal veterans or the mean age of non-suicidal veterans.