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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We don't want parasuicide to become a pattern in their lives whenever they have a crisis.
Multicentre studies have found no differences in parasuicide epidemiology in the various regions of the world.
In addition, Soderberg, et al (2004) found that CSA predicts poorer outcome for parasuicide, regardless of what diagnosis the client has been given.
Hopelessness, depression, and suicidal intent in parasuicide.
A review of the literature on the epidemiology of parasuicide in the general population.
Other factors associated with Navaho youth suicide are histories of mental health problems, alienation from family and community, poor self-perception of health, weekly consumption of hard liquor, a family history of suicide and parasuicide, and having a friend who attempted suicide (Grossman, Milligan, & Deyo, 1991).
Sandra de Munoz, of the hospital's parasuicide assessment service, said: "It may be there is more pressure on schoolchildren these days.
Hopelessness, depression, and suicide intent in parasuicide.
Suicidal behavior, non-suicidal self-injury, and parasuicide among people who have intellectual disability are complex clinical concerns confronting mental health professionals.
Hochkirchen, B & Jilek, W 1985, 'Psychosocial dimensions of suicide and parasuicide in Amerindians of the Pacific Northwest', Journal of Operational Psychiatry 16:24-8.