Indian J Psychiatry. 1983 Apr-Jun; 25(2): 121–128.
SUICIDAL COMMUNICATION IN PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS
1Psychiatrist, Kanaiya, 250-B, Linking Road, Bandra, Bombay.
2Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow.
3Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, K.G.'s Medical College, Lucknow.
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In this enquiry a cross-sectional study of hospitalized psychiatric patients was undertaken to assess prevalence and nature of suicidal behaviour. We have been able to delineate these subjects into three categories i.e. non-communicators, partial communicators and definite communicators on the basis of their scores upon 31ucid.il intent questionnaire. A follow up study of these patients which is in progress may further provide knowledge about relationship between predictive criterion and their final outcome.
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