Year: 1973 Source: Proceedings of the International Congress of Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.385-395 SIEC No: 19850670

This research investigation was undertaken to test the hypothesis that patients returning for psychotherapy following a suicide attempt are a more appropriate group for suicide prevention efforts because of their greater psychopathology & greater inclination toward suicidal behavior. Subjects were 274 such individuals interviewed & treated following attempts. Only 10% had clear expectations that they would die; those not returning frequently used the defense mechanism of denial. (NBB)