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Suicide in Psychiatric Patients Who Have Received Hospital Treatment

Suicide in Psychiatric Patients Who Have Received Hospital Treatment GEORGE C. WILSON JR. M.D. 1 1 Chief, bureau of alcoholism, City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, 101 Grove St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102; he is also clinical instructor in psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco The records of two groups of psychiatric patients were studied: 17 patients who committed suicide while in the hospital or within one year after discharge and 29 suicide-risk patients who did not commit suicide. A five-factor psychosocial evaluation showed that the suicides were characterized by lack of constructive plans for the future, high chaotic energy levels, and general social isolation; the suicide-risk patients were characterized by adequate planning, low energy levels, and positive relationships with other people. Both groups showed depressive mood and lack of moral restraints against suicide. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Psychiatry American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Suicide in Psychiatric Patients Who Have Received Hospital Treatment

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 125 (6): 752 – Dec 1, 1968

Suicide in Psychiatric Patients Who Have Received Hospital Treatment

American Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 125 (6): 752 – Dec 1, 1968

Abstract

GEORGE C. WILSON JR. M.D. 1 1 Chief, bureau of alcoholism, City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, 101 Grove St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102; he is also clinical instructor in psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco The records of two groups of psychiatric patients were studied: 17 patients who committed suicide while in the hospital or within one year after discharge and 29 suicide-risk patients who did not commit suicide. A five-factor psychosocial evaluation showed that the suicides were characterized by lack of constructive plans for the future, high chaotic energy levels, and general social isolation; the suicide-risk patients were characterized by adequate planning, low energy levels, and positive relationships with other people. Both groups showed depressive mood and lack of moral restraints against suicide.

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Publisher
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0002-953X
DOI
10.1176/appi.ajp.125.6.752
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Abstract

GEORGE C. WILSON JR. M.D. 1 1 Chief, bureau of alcoholism, City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health, 101 Grove St., San Francisco, Calif. 94102; he is also clinical instructor in psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco The records of two groups of psychiatric patients were studied: 17 patients who committed suicide while in the hospital or within one year after discharge and 29 suicide-risk patients who did not commit suicide. A five-factor psychosocial evaluation showed that the suicides were characterized by lack of constructive plans for the future, high chaotic energy levels, and general social isolation; the suicide-risk patients were characterized by adequate planning, low energy levels, and positive relationships with other people. Both groups showed depressive mood and lack of moral restraints against suicide.

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American Journal of PsychiatryAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc (Journal)

Published: Dec 1, 1968

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