Year: 1984 Source: Psychiatric Quarterly, v.56, no.4, (Winter 1984), p.270-275 SIEC No: 19860930

One of the most frequent retrospective discoveries is of the suicided patient’s gradual withdrawal of interest in his external world. Activity attendance, therefore, may be a useful indicator of the degree of depressive detachment among suicidal patients. This theory & the descrepancy between institutional expectation that patients should attend all activities & actual activity attendance were investigated, correlating low activity with higher suicide rates. 8 Ref. (NBB)