Year: 1989 Source: Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. p.173-179 SIEC No: 19900602

This study examined the repetition of suicidal behaviour among suicide attempters within a 6-month span. The authors found a high prevalence of repetition, & identified associated risk factors, such as a low socio-cultural level, & health problems (alcoholism & mental illness) among the subjects & their relatives. An evaluation of different risk scales showed they had little value in predicting recurrence in these cases. (VM)