Year: 1990 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (23rd: 1990: New Orleans), p.9-10 SIEC No: 19901789

This proceeding briefly reports on a study which examined the social desirability of admitting to having suicidal ideation & other signs & symptoms of depression. The author found that admitting to ideation & other symptoms depended in part on how the question is asked (i.e., how it is phreased & how anonymous the answer will be). He also found that some people may always be more reluctant than others to disclose this type of personal information. (VM)