Year: 2003 Source: Crisis, v.24, no.2, (2003), p.73-78 SIEC No: 20031249

This study investigated the short-term variations, following a suicide attempt by self-poisoning, of a number of variables identified as suicidal risk factors: hopelessness, impulsivity, personality traits, & quality of life. In all the patients involved, all the scores improved significantly, with the exception of quality of life & three out of eight personality traits. The implications of these findings are discussed. (33 refs)