Year: 2003 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.33, no.3, (Fall 2003), p.242-248 SIEC No: 20040890

In this study, the authors determined whether an index closely related to psychache, psychological quality of life, would display a special & resilient association to suicidality among 60 adult psychiatric outpatients in Brazil. All patients underwent structured clinical interviews & completed various clinical & quality-of-life measures. They found that the association between psychological quality of life & suicidality remained, even when depression, hopelessness, & other domains of quality of life were controlled. Implications for future research are discussed. (23 refs)