Autokabalesis: An Account of Mentally III People Who Jump from Buildings

  title={Autokabalesis: An Account of Mentally III People Who Jump from Buildings},
  author={A. Sims and K. O'Brien},
  journal={Medicine, Science and the Law},
  pages={195 - 198}
This is a descriptive account of 22 psychiatric patients who precipitated themselves out of high buildings, usually the window of a psychiatric ward. The clinical characteristics of these subjects and the circumstances of the jump are studied. Some recommendations are made to try and prevent the severe consequences of this behaviour. 
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