Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, v.58, no.5, (October 1990), p.562-564 SIEC No: 19902061

This study examined the stability of interpersonal problem-solving skills in a short-term, longitudinal study of hospitalized suicide ideators (N=36). Ss displayed marked changes in depressive symptoms, state anxiety, hopelessness & suicide intent over time & these improvements were associated with improvement in interpersonal problem-solving skills. It is concluded that interpersonal problem-solving skills may be a concomitant, rather than a cause, of depression, hopelessness & suicide intent.