A Study on Suicides in Families of Psychotics
Tsutsumi S~~et al
This study explores suicide & attempted suicide among relatives of mental patients (N=1454). There were 6 suicides & 29 attempted suicides among the sample group, primarily by those with manic-depressive psychosis. Suicide or attempted suicide was found in 182 families of the sample. There were more suicidal acts among male relatives, largely in those 30-39 years old. 69.4% of suicidal acts were committed during a psychiatric illness; 39.9% were members of the patient’s immediate family. 9 ref.