Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.153-162 SIEC No: 19900600

This retrospective study examined the characteristics of people who survived an attempted suicide by jumping. The authors found most attempters were female, & most often suffered from a severe pathological disease. As well, many attempters describe a depersonalization experience in the moments before their action. The authors conclude that this particular method of suicide is linked to a set of radically narcissistic problems. (VM)