Year: 1975 Source: Human Behavior, (November 1975), p.71 SIEC No: 19860828

Psychologists matched 115 depressed patients who were not suicidal with a like # of depressed & suicidal to investigate the effect of parental loss. No significant differences were found if the parent was lost through natural causes. However, the suicidal group had experienced more parental loss through divorce, separation, & desertion. (NBB)