Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.2, (Summer 1994), p.170-173 SIEC No: 19940095

The ways in which clinicians & patients perceive several theoretical dimensions related to suicide, e.g. psychological pain, external stressors, agitation/emotional upsetness, self-regard & hopelessness, are investigated. Data from this study’s sample suggest that clinicians & parasuicidal patients independently perceived most of these dimensions similarly, with the exception of agitation/emotional upsetness (perturbation). The implications of these findings are discussed. (19 refs.)