Year: 1973 Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, v.51, no.3, (1973), p.323-325 SIEC No: 19832874

The discrepancy between the anticipated rate of depression and suicide in patients with congenital cleft lip and cleft palate deformities, compared to the actual statistical rate, is pointed out. A possible explanation for this discrepancy is outlined. Two rare cases of attempted suicides in adults with cleft lips and palates are reported.