Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861090

The presuicidal syndrome, characterized by constriction & focusing one only one solution–suicide–is addressed by mental health professionals in a community psychiatric clinic described by the author. Clinicians deal with the patient’s ego regression in an open & accepting manner, that respects the individual’s autonomy. This is illustrated in the 3 case histories described. (NBB)