Automobile accidents, suicide and unconscious motivation.

@article{Selzer1962AutomobileAS,
  title={Automobile accidents, suicide and unconscious motivation.},
  author={Melvin L. Selzer and C E Payne},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1962},
  volume={119},
  pages={
          237-40
        }
}
  • M. Selzer, C. E. Payne
  • Published 1 September 1962
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
Thirty alcoholic and 30 non-alcoholic Patients were evaluated to determine past serious suicidal preoccupation or previous suicidal attempts. These data were correlated with the total number of automobile accidents for which the patient was responsible. The 33 patients deemed to be suicidal averaged 2.70 accidents per patient whereas the 27 non-suicidal patients averaged 1.30 accidents. In the 30-patient alcoholic group, the 17 suicidal patients were responsible for 63 accidents, whereas the 13… 

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