Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.66, no.2-3, (October 2001), p.123-131 SIEC No: 20020793

The present study examines emotion traits associated with attempted suicide in a depressed older sample. Late-life suicide attempters were lower in Warmth & Positive Emotions than non-attempters. However, only lower Anxiety was associated with attempter status when all 7 emotion traits were included as predictors. Of the attempters, those who had made a greater number of attempts reported lower Positive Emotions & higher Anger/Hostility & Guilt, though only lower Positive Emotions had a significant effect independent of other emotions. (31 refs)