Year: 1977 Source: International Medical Research, Supplement 1, v.5, (1977), p.157-163 SIEC No: 19840716

This paper describes a study where 129 psychiatric patients were asked questions relevant to assessing suicidal risk. 15% admitted frank suicidal thoughts, 21% admitted a previous suicidal attempt, &28% said they sometimes went to bed feeling that they would not care if they never woke up. 64% came in the pathological range of Foulds Personal Illness (PI) scale, suggesting a distressing number of affective symptoms. This work is seen as a preliminary phase of screening suicidal risk. (16 ref.)