Year: 1992 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.75, no.2, (October 1992), p.639-647 SIEC No: 19920668

The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to suicidal behaviour was explored by comparing 20 suicidal & 27 nonsuicidal psychiatric inpatients on tests of neuropsychological functioning. Results showed no significant differences between the 2 groups on most measures, but both groups showed evidence of high levels of cortical dysfunction relative to test norms. 35% of suicidal patients & 44% of nonsuicidal patients scored in the impaired range, the implications of which are discussed.