Year: 1980 Source: Journal of Trauma, v.20, no.9, (September 1980), p.800-801 SIEC No: 19850209

2 case reports presented describe situations in which a patient presented in trauma due to an accident which masked a suicide attempt. Factors which obscure the suicide intent of an “accident” include a dangerous vocation, lifestyle, or hobby, & absence of overt depression. These factors may aid in the identification of & appropriate intervention methods for patients presenting with masked suicide attempts.