Year: 1989 Source: Soviet Journal of Psychology, v.10, no.5, (1989), p.68-76 SIEC No: 19910028

The problem of the psychological sense of suicide with reference to the behavior of suicidal women suffering from acute affective reactions was investigated. Findings show the general attitude of mentally unimpaired subjects to suicide is characterized by a true desire to die & a complex, ambivalent nature of reasons for suicidal actions. Key elements of this attitude are: “cry for help”, relief of affective strain, escape from life problems. A course of psychological corrections is mapped out.