Violent and Nonviolent Suicide Attempts – a Controlled Rorschach Study
Rydin E~~et al
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.