Year: 1987 Source: Social Psychiatry, v.22, no.1, (1987), p.14-19 SIEC No: 19871264

Studied all Edinburgh hospital-referred parasuicides admitted with regard to their repitition of parasuicide. For those 259 who repeated during this time, parasuicide status at the key 1980 admission was significantly related to age group, the “veterans”, being older than “1st timers” were less prone to repetition. Survival analysis of all 1980 admissions revealed that “veterans” were significantly more likely than “1st timers” to be admitted with a repetition of parasuicide.