Year: 1987 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.76, no.4,(October 1987), p.438-449 SIEC No: 19872067

48 inpatients with the diagnosis of a Brief or Prolonged Depressive Reaction, who had attempted suicide just before admission, were compared to 24 of the same, with no history of attempts. Alcoholism & suicide attempts in 1st degree relatives & divorce or separation of the parents predispose for a depressive reaction associated with suicidal behavior. No differences were found for personality factors, number & quality of life events in the yr before admission & social support in the last 4 wks.