Year: 1973 Source: British Journal of Medical Psychology, v.46, no.3, (1973), p.227-238 SIEC No: 19832947

This theory of suicide requires three conditions:first,theremust be a hopeless reality conclusion;secondly,there must be an emergence of fantasies wherein death is seen as providing gratifications that the world withholds-the suicide promoting fantasy of after pleasure,thirdly,at the moment of the act, the reflective self representations must be so fluidly integrated as to make the suicide promoting fantasies utterly believable to the suicidal person.