Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention,(13th: 1985: Vienna), 4p. SIEC No: 19861133

Deviant thought processes & resultant communication difficulties that appear to characterize suicidal adolescents were studied. 26 adolescent suicide attempters treated at a psychiatric clinic in Lisbon were assessed by clinical interview & projective tests, including the Rorschach & TAT in terms of ego developement & patterns of communication. Results indicated idiosyncratic use of words & logic that interfere with word meanings, closure, attention span difficulties & negative communication.