Year: 1955 Source: Connecticut State Medical Journal, v.19, no.4, (1955), p.305-308 SIEC No: 19840701

Paper discusses representative theories of suicidal motivation. Suicidal attempts are classified according to sociological criteria, meaning to the patient, & probability of success. Clues useful in evaluating suicidal risk are enumerated. For this purpose, typical findings in the history, mental & physical exams are examined in order to provide valid criteria of suicidal predictability.