Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.43, no.2, (March 1987), p.211-218 SIEC No: 19871776

24 men (aged 21-43 years) & 24 women (aged 22-44 years) recorded their reactions to 4 types of simulated suicide notes (other-blaming, incongruent, self-blaming, & neutral) presumed left by their mates. There were significant differences in reported distress depending on type of note, with blame & guilt playing primary roles in the grief reactions of the subjects. (RM)