Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Franciso), p.124-125 SIEC No: 19880776

This proceeding presents preliminary experimental data regarding sexual & physical abuse as possible risk factors for suicide. Utilizing data from personal interviews, the authors investigated the prevalence of sexual & physical abuse among women who have exhibited suicidal behaviours. Based on the information provided by 97 hospitalized women in The Netherlands, results indicate that a history of abuse may be associated with suicidal behaviour. (SC)