Accession Number:

AD0639580

Title:

SUICIDE ATTEMPTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The military physician is frequently confronted by patients who have made a suicide attempt. In an attempt to clarify the significance of these suicide attempts in the military, all patients who had made a suicide attempt in a nine-month period, and who were seen by the psychiatric staff of the U. S. naval Aviation Medical Center, were retrospectively studied N 42. The suicide group was compared on 35 demographic, historical, and clinical variables to two control populations 1 randomly selected psychiatric in-patients N 20 who did not make a suicide attempt 2 well-adjusted enlisted men seen for administrative screening evaluations N 30. The suicide group and the psychiatric control group were followed 9 to 18 months after initial psychiatric contact. All data were statistically analyzed. From these data emerged statistically significant guidelines for the evaluation, treatment, and disposition of suicidal patients by the military psychiatrist.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE