Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.1, (Spring 1994), p.48-57 SIEC No: 19940081

The present study investigated the relationship between interpersonal problems, coping styles, & suicide risk. 71 adult psychiatric inpatients completed a suicide risk scale, a measure of interpersonal problems, & a coping scale designed to measure 8 coping styles. Patients admitted with a history of suicidal attempts were compared with patients admitted for other reasons. Interpersonal problems were found to be significantly & positively related to suicide risk. (49 refs.)