Year: 1985 Source: Singapore Medical Journal, v.26, no.3, (June 1985), p.253-258 SIEC No: 19910129

Examined the primary reasons for attempting suicide as described by 271 parasuicidal patients assessed at the Psychiatric Clinic, General Hospital, Kuala Lumpurdirng 1982. Reasons included marital & family problems, medical or psychiatric illnesses & others. Suggested treatment based on the findings include employing a crisis intervention model for suitable patients, interviewing the patients on the Medical Wards, & involving more psychiatric social workers in their management. (9 refs.)