Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.231-234 SIEC No: 19850309

The authors analyzed 100 completed suicides by the method of psychological autopsy to determine the presence of depressive states in these individuals. Symptoms of depressive mood, sleep disturbance, loss of appetite, decreased energy, social introversion, functional incapacity, & suicidal preoccupation were the basis for diagnosis. Results indicated depression was highly possible in 75% of the cases. Ringel’s “pre-suicidal syndrome” is discussed.(NBB)