Source: 2p. SIEC No: 19900560

This article describes the process of research undertaken at a hospital in Sweden. The researchers tabulate the number of attempted suicides, & interview attempters & their significant others. If inpatients consent to be in the research project, they are given various tests, including clinical, social & biochemical tets. They have found about 50% of attempters have had psychiatric treatment previously, & 50% have affective disorders. Serotonin is often involved. (VM)