Year: 1973 Source: Psychoanalytic Review, v.60, no.4, (Winter 1973), p.575-585 SIEC No: 19841737

The author postulates that suicide itself is not pathological, but that the self-deceptions used as premises for the death decision may be. The author asserts that the challenge for treatment professions is to distinguish “legitimate” from “illegitimate” suicides on the basis of whether or not such self-deceptions are posited to involve existential issues of self, death, & time. (6 refs.) (RM)