Year: 1981 Source: British Journal of Social Work, v.11, no.4, (1981), p.415-420 SIEC No: 19820939

A recent survey by the authors has demonstrated that attempted suicide is common in parents, particularly mothers, who abuse their children. However the nature of the association between child abuse & attempted suicide is complicated. Here some possible types of association are suggested. In management of child abuse, special note should be taken of a history of attempted suicide in the parents because, in some cases, it suggests a poor prognosis. (SIEC)