Year: 2000 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.46, no.3, (Fall 2000), p.155-163 SIEC No: 20010639

This study examined the psychological profiles of suicide ideators, attempters, & completers in a tertiary care teaching hospital in India. 260 suicide ideators, 58 attempters, & 55 completions were studied. The majority of subjects were 26-35 years of age, male (except in the attempters group where subjects were predominantly female), married, had a high-school education, employed (suicide ideators) or housewives (attempts & completions). Patients with suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt need careful evaluation, early intervention, & long-term follow-up. (45 refs.)