Year: 2004 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.45, no.5, (September-October 2004), p.353-361 SIEC No: 20090961

The contribution of personality traits to attempted suicide, the number of suicide attempts, & suicide ideation was examined in a sample of depressed inpatients. Bivariate analyses showed suicide attempters were more self-conscious, self-effacing, impulsive, & vulnerable to stress. Multivariate regression analyses, controlling for age, gender, severity of depresson, & psychiatric morbidity, showed patients with a lifetime history of attempted suicide were less inclined to experience positive emotions & be more self-effacing. Patients with more severe suicide ideation were less warm & more self-effacing. (69 refs.)