Year: 1969 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.3, (1969), p.137-144 SIEC No: 19842017

12 inpatients & 49 ex-patients of a psychiatric hospital, who committed suicide between 1882 & 1968, were assessed for the following: age, sex, marital status, diagnosis, time in hospital, stage of illness, physical health, previous threats, methods of suicide, & custodial (pre-1947) versus active treatment. Special mention is made of suicide in patients with personality disorders, with 3 cases given as illustration. (9 refs.) (RM)