Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.2, (Summer 1994), p.174-183 SIEC No: 19940096

Self-reported history of parasuicide was analyzed with respect to use of intoxicants in a sample of 12,000 Norwegian adolescents. The proportion of parasuicides was 8.3%, being higher among girls & among those living without both parents, & it increased with age, with use of intoxicants, depression, & loneliness. Findings are discussed with reference to the impact of intoxication & risk-taking behaviour. (36 refs.)