The internal struggle between the wish to die and the wish to live: a risk factor for suicide.

@article{Brown2005TheIS,
  title={The internal struggle between the wish to die and the wish to live: a risk factor for suicide.},
  author={Gregory K Brown and Robert A. Steer and Gregg R. Henriques and A. T. Beck},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={162 10},
  pages={1977-9}
}
OBJECTIVE This study attempted to assess whether an index of the difference between the wish to die and the wish to live constitutes a risk factor for suicide. METHOD A study group of 5,814 patients, including 44 who committed suicide (0.8%), were recruited from a psychiatric outpatient clinic. Structured diagnostic interviews and clinician ratings of the… CONTINUE READING