Year: 1987 Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v.55, no.1, (1987), p.49-54 SIEC No: 19910751

This study tested suicidal patients for a cognitive deficit in problem solving. A diathesis-stress-hopelessness model of suicidal behavior was used. 50 nonsuicidal hospitalized patients were compared to 50 suicidal hospitalized patients. The suicidal group was found to be deficient in impersonal & interpersonal problem solving, to experience more stress, & to feel more hopeless. (VM)