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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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Total scores and scores of suicide item in HDRS were compared between the patients with and without suicide attempt and no statistically significant difference was found between the two groups in the HDRS total scores (p>.
In Lebanon, we don't want to believe in suicide and suicide attempts.
An interaction term (Baron & Kenny 1986) examined whether suicide attempt history moderated the association between performance measure status and risk of hospitalization.
Mark Leech, editor of the Prisons Handbook, said it was difficult to stop inmates who were determined to kill themselves from making suicide attempts.
And in June 2003, there were calls for senior prisons management to resign over a bungle which allowed former school caretaker Huntley to carry out an earlier suicide attempt.
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Rebecca, from Longbridge, Birmingham, had been in hospital since the joint suicide attempt five days ago.
It's important to note that actually making a suicide attempt changes a person's behavioral reactivity and vulnerability to future situations and experiences.
Most directly, engaging in a life-threatening suicide attempt affects the probability of survival.
Once this determination has been made, the student should be reassessed by the agency identified by the school district to make the final decision about the degree of risk for a suicide attempt or completion.
Intense emotional pain and the graphic details of Daniel's failed suicide attempt make for a disturbing read, but no more disturbing than real life.