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.
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.
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.
Results of the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide," Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol.
Problem resolution and repetition of parasuicide. A prospective study.
The same can be said for some of the 'parasuicides'.
For him, and for so many of his colleagues, all suicides and parasuicides are managed under the umbrella of the mental health model, a model created by, and for, essentially non-Aboriginal, urban, middle-class societies, one which emphasises counselling, therapy, medication and, if need be, institutionalisation.
NSRF programme manager Eileen Williamson said the trend for parasuicides - the term for attempted suicides - is quite different to completed suicides.
As for parasuicides, or suicide attempters, the proportion of alcohol abusers appears to be even higher.
Motor vehicle, motorcar-pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle collisions are the most frequent causes of severe traumatic brain injury, followed by falls, violence and parasuicides. Most severe traumatic brain injuries involve adolescents and young adults, and occur during the summer period, which clinicians have ironically renamed trauma season.
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.
Parasuicide rates increased in the last 50 years [2] and parasuicide has become an increasingly common response to emotional distress among young people.