Year: 1979 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.59, (1979), p.31-39 SIEC No: 19820947

The clinical usefulness of a typology of parasuicide, reported in a previous paper, has been improved. A finer grained classification using 6 instead of only 3 clusters, has proved itself to be clinically highly realistic. By a new method of cluster analysis which examines 80 attributes in each of 350 patients, the following types of parasuicide emerge: operant, not alienated; repeaters; depressed with high life endangerment; operant & alienated; wristcutters; & undifferentiated. (DD)