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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A non-fatal suicide gesture or act of self harm
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Results of the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 93(5), 327-338.
Hopelessness, depression and suicidal intent in parasuicide. The British Journal of Psychiatry.
Its defining features allow it to be distinguished from attempted suicide, a term Norman Kreitman replaced with that of parasuicide or deliberate self-harm.
Suicidal ideation is important marker that leads towards suicide or parasuicide and also increases the likelihood of suicide attempts (De Wilde and Kienhorst, 1998).
LGB populations tend to have higher rates of both internalized issues, such as depression or anxiety disorder, and externalized issues such as drug and alcohol dependence, self-harm, parasuicide, and suicide itself (King et al., 2007).
A repetition-prediction study on European parasuicide populations.
The drastic measure, known in the medical community as "parasuicide", is often seen as a "cry for help", according to Psychiatric Hospital head Dr Adel Al Offi.
A social-behavioral analysis of suicide and parasuicide: Implications for clinical assessment and treatment.