Year: 1991 Source: Nordisk Psykiatrisk Tidsskrift, v.45, no.5, (1991), p.351-356 SIEC No: 19920315

Characteristics of 357 individuals who showed evidence of parasuicidal behaviour were compared to those of 1092 people who attended a psychiatric emergency clinic for other reasons. Subjects displaying parasuicidal behaviour had a history of previous substance abuse, acute stress reaction & adjustment reaction. These subjects were often alcoholics or depressives. Females dominated this group, which tended to be relatively younger than the non-parasuicidal behaviour group. (41 refs.)