Year: 1988 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (21st: 1988: Washington, D.C.), p.199-200 SIEC No: 19890185

228 parasuicides were interviewed within 3 days of the event, & 187 again interviewed 3 months later. 60% (“resolvers”) had achieved a 50% or better reduction in problems. However, resolvers had about the same rate of repeat self-harm as non-resolvers. Repeaters had greater problem scores, shorter prodromal episodes, younger age at first episode, a more external locus of control, lower self-esteem, & greater feelings of helplessness. (RM)