Year: 1973 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.385-395 SIEC No: 19870434

Describes a study testing the hypothesis that attempt patients who return to a general hospital emergency area for treatment can be shown to be an appropriate target for suicide prevention efforts because of their greater psychopathology & inclination to suicidal behavior. Although the hypothesis was not substantiated, prominent use of denial in the initial interview was more common in patients who did not return. Emphasized the need to differentiate high & low risk patients. (LH)