Year: 1992 Source: 3p. SIEC No: 19920034

In contrast to the assumption that the suicide/alcohol connection is primarily related to alcohol’s pharmacological & interpersonal effects, recent research in the area of social cognition has suggested an additional mechanism, that of “alcohol myopia”. This paper briefly presents a model which incorporates this new mechanism. The need for further testing of the model & its efficacy in assessing suicidal risk is also noted.