Year: 1984 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.14, (1984), p.655-659 SIEC No: 19860853

The value of identifying self-harm patients who repeat with rising suicidal intent is discussed. A study is described measuring changes in intent with repetition by means of an intent scale. Patients repeating once in 5 yrs scored significantly higher in intent for their second episodes, while multiple repeaters tended to score lower for second episodes. Patients under the age of 35 were most at risk for repetition with increasing intent with 2 years. These findings are discussed.26 REFS.