Suicide occurs in a great variety of settings, and to the psychiatrist who deals with personality disorders daily it is a serious practical problem. The generally accepted principle that all depressions are potentially suicidal is a simplification that has little value unless it is associated with a deeper analysis of the patient's life situation. The underlying factors are individual but, complex as these may be, it is reasonable to assume that some common determinants exist in such a universal phenomenon. Study of persons suffering from mental disease should help in this evaluation.
The present discussion consists of a general review of the clinical records of one hundred patients who have committed suicide. The group comprises sixty-one men and thirty-nine women. The study includes a diagnostic enumeration, a correlation of the intensity of the desire for suicide with the type of psychosis, some reference to the methods used and an analysis
JAMEISON GR. SUICIDE AND MENTAL DISEASEA CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF ONE HUNDRED CASES. Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(1):1-12. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260070009001