parasuicide

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parasuicide

 [par″ah-soo´ĭ-sīd]
attempted suicide, emphasizing that in most such attempts death is not the desired outcome.

parasuicide

/para·sui·cide/ (-soo´ĭ-sīd) attempted suicide, emphasizing that in most such attempts death is not the desired outcome.
A non-fatal suicide gesture or act of self harm

parasuicide

An apparent attempt at suicide, usually by self-poisoning, in which the intent is to draw attention to a major personal problem rather than to cause death.
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Suicide and parasuicide in childhood and early adolescence.
Hopelessness, depression and suicidal intent in parasuicide.
To this end, the examination should be differentiated in function of the persons that do not have parasuicide antecedents and those who had a prior attempted suicide.
Demographic variables have a rather limited utility in the primary prevention of suicide or parasuicide, even if this information is found in all world statistics, and prove their long term utility.
Parasuicide rates increased in the last 50 years [2] and parasuicide has become an increasingly common response to emotional distress among young people.
The repetition of parasuicide in Edinburgh 1980- 1981.
While the personal histories of Ms X and many of the parasuicides are not known, I believe that it is fair to assume that, while growing up as a black person in the rural areas of South Africa soon after the end of Apartheid, these women were regularly exposed to ongoing community violence and the constant threat of more danger.
Analyses from the Swedish conscript study (comprising only males) showed that alcohol abusers constituted a significantly larger proportion of the parasuicides (22.
Motor vehicle, motorcar-pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle collisions are the most frequent causes of severe traumatic brain injury, followed by falls, violence and parasuicides.
The results could be used to develop public health guidelines to decrease the number of parasuicides in Buffalo City.
Studies have shown that parasuicides use more passive methods so as to be discovered and rescued.