Year: 1985 Source: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, v.49, no.5, (1985), p.489-499 SIEC No: 19860842

Suicide assessment is usually conducted by looking for ‘signs’ such as a Rorschach determinant or by looking for empirical similarities among persons who attempt suicide. Dr. Smith proposes an “ego vulnerabilities” approach, which connects suicide potential with various personality characteristics that act together to raise the risk of death. Three case examples illustrate the application of this approach to suicide assessment. 17 REFS. (NBB)