The British Journal of Psychiatry
Suicide risk factors: a comparison of suicide attempters with suicide completers.
K Michel


Fifty cases of attempted suicide were compared with 50 cases of completed suicide on variables reported to measure suicide risk: the seriousness of the attempt, and the circumstances in which the act occurred discriminated best. Depressive symptoms were more frequent in the suicide group and in the serious attempters' group than in the non-serious attempters' group.