Year: 1977 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (10th: 1977: Boston), p.25-27 SIEC No: 19860049

The author examines the effect of hospitalizing a suicide attempter on that patient’s long-term rehabilitation. Dr. Comstock presents guidelines for hospitalization which include: failure of previous attempts to reverse a clear suicidal intent, the presence of delusions or hallucinations, moderate to severe depression, paranoia about treatment & a high degree of impulsivity. Contraindications include cases where hospitalization is desired more by others than by the patient. 4 ref. (NBB)