Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1990. p.39-96 SIEC No: 19910332

This article reviews the findings of numerous studies which examine the impact of social factors on suicidal behavior. The authors discuss social isolation, marital status, unemployment, early loss, parental loss, family environment, interpersonal events, & life events. These topics are discussed in light of sociological & ecological studies, & psychoanalytic theory. They are also related to studies on attempted suicide, completed suicide, & psychiatric populations. (VM)