ERIC Number: ED024070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Some Syndromes Among Suicidal People: The Problem of Suicide Potentiality.
Wold, Carl I.
An on-going research project at the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center is attempting to describe the potential suicide. Comparisons on a rating scale were made among patients who commit suicide and a random sample of case histories from the coroner's office. Approximately 10 syndromes or subgroupings of people who commit suicide have been identified. Of these syndromes, two are discussed in detail. The "Down-and-Out" syndrome includes those whose lives have followed a downhill course and who are at the end of their resources. The "I-Can't-Live-Without-You" group includes passive, dependent people who have suffered a loss of an important person. Neither of these syndromes is notable for previous suicide attempts or particular to men or women. (NS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Pschological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30 through September 3, 1968.