Year: 1988 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, v.77, (1988), p. 504-510 SIEC No: 19880377

This study investigates the ability of 2 psychological tests to predict suicide, the Serial Colour-Word Test (CWT) & the Meta-Contrast Technique (MCT), using 99 psychiatric patients included in a study of anti-depressive therapy in 1961-63 & followed up until 1984. Eight committed suicide. Both tests could predict suicide but the MCT was most successful. The main risk symptom appeared to be depressive retardation together with a lack of functional defensive structures. (GW)