Year: 1990 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.82, no.1, (July 1990), p.30-39 SIEC No: 19901735

In this study, Rorschach records from 20 patients who had made violent suicide attempts were compared with 20 drug overdose patients & 20 psychiatric control patients who had not made an attempt. Violent attempters were more paranoid, less able to cope with conflict situations, handle dyshopric affect, differentiate between reality & fantasy, & had lower levels of cognitive maturity. Nonviolent attempters did not differ from controls. 6 of the violent subjects completed suicide within 4 years.