Hopelessness and Attempted Suicide: A Reconsideration
Pokorny A D~~Kaplan H B~~Tsai S Y
Rated depression, hopelessness & strength of suicidal intent in 112 attempters who were hospitalized a few hours to more than a week after the attempt. Results for the 55 diagnosed as depressive & admitted within 72 hrs indicated a lower correlation between hopelessness & intent than between depression & intent, contradicting a previous study. Suggests that demographic differences between the 2 samples may explain this discrepancy.