Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.58-66 SIEC No: 19900591

This study examines the factors which predispose first-time psychiatric patients to suicide. The authors found that psychopathological variables in combination with occupational variables were associated with an increased probability of suicide. Suicidal patients were more likely not to have a place of employment, & to be chronic alcohol abusers. In both the suicidal group & control group, many Ss had previously attempted suicide or had suicidal thoughts. (VM)