Year: 1966 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.15, no.4, (October 1966), p.362-367 SIEC No: 19840996

Studies were reviewed in which childhood loss of a parent were related to adult depression & to attempted or completed suicide. Data on 1,000 patients admitted to a psychiatric inpatient unit indicate significant associations between childhood parental loss & decade of birth. After data were adjusted for decade of birth & sex, there were minimal residual associations between category of parental loss & psychiatric diagnosis or MMPI high points. (23 refs.) (RM)