Year: 1992 Source: Social Behavior and Personality, v.20, no.3, (1992), p.193-198 SIEC No: 19930134

96 British patients retrospectively rated the intent underlying their recent suicide attempt: 36.5% indicated the intent was to die, 17.7% not to die, & 45.8% did not mind. These 3 groups did not differ with respect to a variety of socioanamnestic variables except the following: those wishing to die more frequently left a suicide letter than those who did not mind. It was also found that those with a psychiatric history were more often perceived as intending to die than not to die. (6 Refs.)