Year: 1971 Source: Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1971. p.135-143 SIEC No: 19870514

Since the question of whether suicidal persons are mentally ill cannot be answered categorically, suicidologists have focussed on other relevant questions. It has been found that the suicide rate is higher among those hospitalized for mental illness & is highest among manic-depressive psychotics. Generally, neurotics attempt suicide while psychotics complete suicide. 12 Refs. (LH)