Year: 1985 Source: Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, (1985). p.322-329 SIEC No: 19910640

This article begins by detailing the suicide rates of various countries. The authors then define attempted suicide & parasuicide. They describe the sociological, psychological, demographic, & clinical characteristics of attempted suicide. They also discuss methods used, & the incidence of suicide in physicians & medical students. They conclude by discussing the assessment & management of suicide. (VM)