Year: 2001 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.31, no.4, (Winter 2001), p.386-396 SIEC No: 20020320

The relationship between over-general autobiographical memory & interpersonal problem solving was investigated by comparing a group of suicide attempters with a nonsuicidal psychiatric control group & a normal control group. Results showed that suicide attempters were more over-general in memory & displayed significantly poorer problem solving than the other two groups. Furthermore, suicide attempters who were more over-general displayed greater deficits in problem solving. It was concluded that effective problem solving in suicide attempters depends on specific autobiographical recall. (37 refs.)