Year: 1988 Source: Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. p.296-300 SIEC No: 19901938

This study compared patients who were admitted for inpatient detoxification, patients who had attempted suicide, other psychiatric inpatients, & a control group of surgical inpatients. The authors found there was not an increase in broken homes in suicide attempt samples compared with either the inpatient psychiatric group or the control samples. Only 2 factors – spending more time with the father than mother & living in a children’s home – were higher when compared to the control group. (VM)