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Suicide Attempts in a Federal Prison

Suicide Attempts in a Federal Prison Abstract The records of 58 federal offenders at the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg who had made one or more suicide attempts were examined. The attempts were categorized as to seriousness and related to risk factors. The more serious attempt were positively related to (1) loss of a loved one, (2) method other than cutting, and (3) later separation from mother. These findings are essentially consistent with the pertinent literature. References 1. Farberow NL (ed): Bibliography on Suicide and Suicide Prevention . Bethesda, Md, National Institute of Mental Health, 1969. 2. Shneidman ES, Farberow NL: Statistical comparisons between attempted and committed suicides , in Farberow NL, Shneidman ES (eds): The Cry for Help . New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co Inc, 1965, p 20. 3. Hendin H: Psychiatric emergencies , in Freedman AM, Kaplan HI (eds): Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1967, p 1170. 4. Suicide among youth . Bull Suicidology , (suppl) , December 1969, p 53. 5. Fully G, Hivert PE, Schaub S: Suicides en milieu carcèral: Etude de 183 cases constatès en France depuis 1955 . Ann Med Leg 45:108-115, 1965. 6. Tuckman J, Youngman WF: Suicide and criminality . J Forensic Sci 10:104-107, 1965. 7. Freud S: Mourning and melancholia , in Collected Papers . London, Institute of Psychoanalysis and Hogarth Press, 1924, vol 4. 8. Tuckman J, Youngman WF: A scale for assessing suicide risk of attempted suicides . J Clin Psychol 24:17-19, 1968.Crossref 9. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , ed 2. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1968. 10. Motto JA: Suicide attempts: A longitudinal view . Arch Gen Psychiat 13:516-520, 1965.Crossref 11. Redlich FC, Freedman DX: The Theory and Practice of Psychiatry . New York, Basic Books Inc Publishers, 1966, p 550. 12. Tabachnick N, Litman RE, Osman M, et al: Comparative psychiatric study of accidental and suicidal death . Arch Gen Psychiat 14:60-68, 1966.Crossref 13. Dorpat TL, Jackson JK, Ribley HS: Broken homes and attempted and completed suicide . Arch Gen Psychiat 12:213-216, 1965.Crossref 14. Barter JT, Swaback DO, Todd D: Adolescent suicide attempts . Arch Gen Psychiat 19:523-527, 1968.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of General Psychiatry American Medical Association

Suicide Attempts in a Federal Prison

Archives of General Psychiatry , Volume 24 (6) – Jun 1, 1971

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1971 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-990X
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1598-3636
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10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750120048008
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Abstract

Abstract The records of 58 federal offenders at the United States Penitentiary in Lewisburg who had made one or more suicide attempts were examined. The attempts were categorized as to seriousness and related to risk factors. The more serious attempt were positively related to (1) loss of a loved one, (2) method other than cutting, and (3) later separation from mother. These findings are essentially consistent with the pertinent literature. References 1. Farberow NL (ed): Bibliography on Suicide and Suicide Prevention . Bethesda, Md, National Institute of Mental Health, 1969. 2. Shneidman ES, Farberow NL: Statistical comparisons between attempted and committed suicides , in Farberow NL, Shneidman ES (eds): The Cry for Help . New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co Inc, 1965, p 20. 3. Hendin H: Psychiatric emergencies , in Freedman AM, Kaplan HI (eds): Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1967, p 1170. 4. Suicide among youth . Bull Suicidology , (suppl) , December 1969, p 53. 5. Fully G, Hivert PE, Schaub S: Suicides en milieu carcèral: Etude de 183 cases constatès en France depuis 1955 . Ann Med Leg 45:108-115, 1965. 6. Tuckman J, Youngman WF: Suicide and criminality . J Forensic Sci 10:104-107, 1965. 7. Freud S: Mourning and melancholia , in Collected Papers . London, Institute of Psychoanalysis and Hogarth Press, 1924, vol 4. 8. Tuckman J, Youngman WF: A scale for assessing suicide risk of attempted suicides . J Clin Psychol 24:17-19, 1968.Crossref 9. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , ed 2. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1968. 10. Motto JA: Suicide attempts: A longitudinal view . Arch Gen Psychiat 13:516-520, 1965.Crossref 11. Redlich FC, Freedman DX: The Theory and Practice of Psychiatry . New York, Basic Books Inc Publishers, 1966, p 550. 12. Tabachnick N, Litman RE, Osman M, et al: Comparative psychiatric study of accidental and suicidal death . Arch Gen Psychiat 14:60-68, 1966.Crossref 13. Dorpat TL, Jackson JK, Ribley HS: Broken homes and attempted and completed suicide . Arch Gen Psychiat 12:213-216, 1965.Crossref 14. Barter JT, Swaback DO, Todd D: Adolescent suicide attempts . Arch Gen Psychiat 19:523-527, 1968.Crossref

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Archives of General PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1971

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