Year: 1992 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.22, no.2, (May 1992), p.399-405 SIEC No: 19920724

The authors tried: 1) to replicate previous findings about: (a) the tendency of parasuicide patients to retrieve over-general autobiographical memories, & (b) problem-solving deficits in these patients; & 2) to develop a model of the relationship between over-general memory recall & poor problem-solving abilities. The parasuicide group in this study did produce significantly over-general memories in contrast with a control group. They also had fewer & less-effective problem-solving strategies.