Prevalence of Suicidal Feelings in a Sample of Non-Consulting Medical Students
Okasha A~~Lotaif F~~Sadek A
516 final-year non-consulting medical students were studied as to the occurrence of different degrees of suicidal feelings. A total of 12.6% reported some degree of suicidal feelings during the past year. In 5.6% of the subjects the maximum intensity was only a feeling that life was not worthwhile, 4% had thought of taking their life, 0.9% had seriously considered suicide or made plans, & 4% had made an actual suicide attempt.