Year: 1990 Source: Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, v.15, no.3, (September 1990), p.162-164 SIEC No: 19910124

This study compared the perceptions of 20 unemployed & 30 employed British patients recovering from an attempted suicide for motives for self poisoning, intent to die, presence of warning, past history of attempts, history of psychiatric treatments & types of problems reported prior to the suicide attempt. Key relatives/friends were also interviewed. Analysis failed to show significant differences between the 2 groups. Implications of these findings for further research are discussed.