Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology (19th: 1986: Atlanta), 21p. SIEC No: 19870809

Using projection & projective identification as linking concepts, the author attempts to show how Durkheim’s ideas can enrich our clinical understanding of completed suicide. Three chronically self-destructive patients who eventually compelte suicide are used to illustrate three of Durkheim’s four categories. (16 refs.) (LH)