Year: 1985 Source: New York: Plenum Press, 1985. p.907-915 SIEC No: 19910369

This article begins by describing some basic components of social theories on suicide by authors such as Wagner, Durkheim, & Gibbs & Martin. The authors present the results of their own study, which shows that family problems & isolation were the most frequent reasons for attempted suicide. They also discuss the fact that suicide occurs more oten in certain families, whether due to genetics or to suggestive or imitativew effect. (VM)