Year: 2004 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.34, no.1, (2004), p.163-167 SIEC No: 20052080

The aim of this study was to examine problem-solving in people who have attempted suicide & to see whether the deficits are mood-dependent. Two groups, a group of people who have attempted suicide & a non-suicidal psychiatric control group completed measures of depression, hopelessness, suicidal ideation, & social problem-solving ability shortly after admission, & again 6 weeks later. The group of people who attempted suicide displayed poorer problem-solving ability than matched psychiatric controls. It was concluded that problem-solving did not change with improving mood. (LC) (13 refs)