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Poster

Suicide Theories: a Study of Genuine and Simulated Suicide Notes.

Poster Session X - Board: X- 095
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Stephen T. Black
California State University, Stanislaus

Latisha Sternod
California State University, Stanislaus

Andrew Heise
California State University, Stanislaus

Thomas E. Joiner
Florida State University

An accurate and comprehensive theory of suicide is critical to the development of effective suicide prevention and intervention strategies. The study evaluates components from three theories of suicide (Hopelessness, Interpersonal, and Psychache) in a sample genuine and simulated suicide notes. Note simulators overused statements reflecting a stereotypic understanding of suicide.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Psychopathology

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