Year: 1974 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.28, no.2, (1974), p.194-207 SIEC No: 19840293

In certain patients, suicidality is not a symptom of another psychiatric disorder, but a central element of character structure. Treatment approaches that are effective in acute, symptomatic suicidal states may actually increase the long term suicide risk in such patients. Special treatment techniques are needed for patients with suicidal characterology.