Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research, v.53, no.3, (2002), p.819-822 SIEC No: 20052090

This study determines the relation between self-harm patientsÕ perceptions of their problems & their expressions of hopelessness & suicidal intent. 150 patients admitted to a hospital following self-harm were asked questions about the type & perceived solubility of their problems. In each case, the patient completed a BeckÕs hopelessness scale & a psychiatrist completed a BeckÕs suicidal intent scale. 66% of patients recorded at least 1 problem they believed to be insoluble. There was significant correlation among the number of insoluble problems, hopelessness, & suicidal intent. (LC)(14 refs)