Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. Winter 2004;34(4):374-85.
doi: 10.1521/suli.34.4.374.53738.

Laboratory Measured Behavioral Impulsivity Relates to Suicide Attempt History

Affiliations

Laboratory Measured Behavioral Impulsivity Relates to Suicide Attempt History

Donald M Dougherty et al. Suicide Life Threat Behav. .

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between laboratory behavioral measured impulsivity (using the Immediate and Delayed Memory Tasks) and suicidal attempt histories. Three groups of adults were recruited, those with either: no previous suicide attempts (Control, n = 20), only a single suicide attempt (Single, n = 20), or multiple suicidal attempts (Multiple, n = 10). As hypothesized, impulsive responses increased with the number of suicide attempts (Control < Single < Multiple). This study helps to demonstrate how laboratory behavioral measures of impulsivity can be used to discriminate groups based on suicidal histories among samples not currently exhibiting significant suicidal behaviors.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 44 articles

See all "Cited by" articles

Publication types

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback