Year: 1981 Source: South African Medical Journal, v.60, no.6, (1981), p.241-243 SIEC No: 19820724

Biographical and psychiatric factors in 100 patients referred to a department of psychiatry after a suicide attempt were surveyed. One of the major precipitants of parasuicide in the present study and found in all cases, was an interpersonal dispute; this involved extended family in 63 cases and marital or romantic relationships in 81.