Year: 1994 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.89, no.2, (February 1994), p.92-96 SIEC No: 19940201

30 suicidal psychiatric inpatients were compared with 30 nonsuicidal psychiatric inpatients using a battery of self-report tests. Suicidal patients scored higher on both suicide risk & violence risk. They also used almost all coping styles less frequently than the nonsuicidal patients. Suicide risk & violence risk among suicidal patients were shown to be predicted by coping styles. Data indicate that suicidal patients have inadequate mental resources to deal with life problems. (34 refs.)