Year: 1964 Source: General Practitioners, v.30, no.4, (1964), p.130-133 SIEC No: 19832073

Suicide results from the interaction of a human mind and society. When a person’s adjustment is marginal, his view of the world is constricted. Alternative solutions to life problems are not seen; the solution is life or death. Thus the psychologic organization is the predisposing cause and life problems are the triggering mechanisms. A person about to commit suicide often “cries for help.” This may be conscious or unconscious. The physician must be aware of self-destructive thinking.