A post mortem enquiry has been made into the social family and clinical circumstances of 50 individuals who, according to a coroner's verdict, killed themselves in Brighton. A dimensional analysis of the 123 variables thus collected suggested the possibility of three distinct types of suicide: "depressive suidice', "sociopathic suicide' and "physical… (More)
Path analyses using data from 72 men and 78 women between 22 and 32 years of age compared two models linking personality (conflict resolution styles, intimacy maturity, and occupational identity status) and social roles (family and work status) to young adults' alcohol use. Poor conflict resolution skills and less adult work statuses best accounted for… (More)
The relationship between the process of psychotherapy and patient outcome, as measured by completion or relapse, was examined in an eight-month trial of therapy with outpatient depressed women. Of four therapy components analyzed, discussion of mental symptoms and overt expression of anxiety were significantly associated with relapse.
A study has been made of cases coming before the Brighton coroner in the period 1970-2. Fifty cases in which a suicide verdict was recorded were specially studied, and relatives and acquaintances of the deceased were interviewed. The information thus obtained was compared with information available to the coroner in considering his verdict in 83 further… (More)
The hypothesis has been tested that three types of suicide ('old and handicapped', 'sociopathic' and 'depressed') will vary in prevalence across ecologically defined urban areas. The hypothesis is supported with respect to 'old and handicapped' suicide, which predominated in middle-class areas with established residents of middle-class status; and with… (More)