Year: 1985 Source: 27p. SIEC No: 19860389

The author claims that specific events in the early social environment contribute to a vulnerability for suicidal behavior, and further, that similar events in later life trigger these early memories & produce self-destructive behavior. Adam also states that suicide attempters & those who complete suicide are different but overlapping groups, the same individuals but at a different point of a developmental continuum. 57 ref. (NBB)