Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.91-100 SIEC No: 19880203

The author outlines the stages in the evolution of suicidal impulses, pointing out that depressive states rank among the most frequent causes of suicide, with up to 50% of recorded suicides having had a history of depression. He further states that choice of drug is governed by symptomatology presented. Several groups of antidepressant drugs are examined by pharmacological effect & suggestions are made for use of particular drugs with commonly-found patterns of symptomatology. 12 Refs. (NBB)