Decision-making competence and attempted suicide.

  title={Decision-making competence and attempted suicide.},
  author={Katalin Szanto and W{\"a}ndi Bruine de Bruin and Andrew D M Parker and Michael N. Hallquist and Polina Vanyukov and Alexandre Y Dombrovski},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={76 12},
OBJECTIVE The propensity of people vulnerable to suicide to make poor life decisions is increasingly well documented. Do they display an extreme degree of decision biases? The present study used a behavioral-decision approach to examine the susceptibility of low-lethality and high-lethality suicide attempters to common decision biases that may ultimately obscure alternative solutions and deterrents to suicide in a crisis. METHOD We assessed older and middle-aged (42-97 years) individuals who… CONTINUE READING