Year: 2013 Source: International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.(2013).6(3):235-247. doi: 10.1521/ijct.2013.6.3.235 doi: 10.1521/ijct.2013.6.3.235 SIEC No: 20130920

Although predominantly studied within the context of taste aversion, the definition of disgusting stimuli has been continually broadened and refined. Recent evidence has indicated that disgust may play a crucial role in the development and maintenance of various psychopathologies (McNally, 2002). Yet, research examining the role of disgust in suicidal ideation and behavior has been limited. In this paper, we highlight the potential role of disgust with life in the development and maintenance of severe suicidal ideation and behavior and suggest future directions for study.