Family functioning and suicidal behavior in psychiatric inpatients with major depression.

@article{Keitner1987FamilyFA,
  title={Family functioning and suicidal behavior in psychiatric inpatients with major depression.},
  author={Gabor I. Keitner and Ivan W Miller and Alan E. Fruzzetti and Norman B. Epstein and Duane S. Bishop and William H. Norman},
  journal={Psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={
          242-55
        }
}
Family functioning was compared between suicide-attempting and nonsuicidal depressed inpatients in order to further understand psychosocial determinants of suicidal behavior. Suicidal behavior was strongly associated with a discrepancy between the patient's perception of his/her family and the perception held by other family members. Suicide-attempting depressed inpatients perceived their family functioning to be worse than did their families. Suicidal patients also viewed their families more… CONTINUE READING

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