Year: 2015 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders.(2015).171(15 January 2015):93Ð104. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.08.044 SIEC No: 20150037

The aim of this review was to examine definitions and likely correlates of impulsive attempts. The vast disparities in findings on risk factors for impulsive suicide attempts among different criteria groups suggest the need to address the methodological issues in defining suicide attempt impulsivity before further research into correlates of such attempts can effectively progress. Specific recommendations are offered for necessary research.