Year: 1991 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.83, no.2, (February 1991), p.142-144 SIEC No: 19910632

The 95 patients not responding to a follow-up study of 227 female suicide attempters differed from the responders in that fewer of them were undergoing psychiatric treatment at the time of the suicide attempt & fewer were referred for psychiatric outpatient aftercare following the suicide attempt. Yet, the subsequent occurrence of suicide was not higher in the group of nonresponders than in the group of responders. This study again shows the difficulty of predicting recurrent suicidal behaviour.