Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.91-105 SIEC No: 19910681

Over 1000 male medical students were followed up after initial assessment of habits by the Nervous Tension Questionnaire. Those who later committed suicide showed a heightened sensitivity in stressful situations. The 5 strongest suicide predictors were irritability, urinary frequency, difficulty in sleeping, loss of appetitie, & an urge to be alone. No risk factors emerged from family background measures or individual medical school measures. (VM)