Year: 2000 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.41, no.5, (September/October 2000), p.369-372 SIEC No: 20010931

Previous research has shown anhedonia characterizes suicide attempters. This study aimed to replicate this finding using the level of depression as a control. 73 depressed parasuicides, 30 non-depressed parasuicides, & 104 matched controls were assessed on the Revised Physical Anhedonia Scale. Consistent with previous studies, parasuicides were significantly more anhedonic than controls, but nondepressed parasuicides were not significantly more anhedonic than controls. Multiple linear regression analysis showed that the Revised Physical Anhedonia Sclae score explained a neglible part of the variance in the distinction between parasuicides & controls. (18 refs.)