Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.271-277 SIEC No: 19940810

This chapter, given as a paper at the 1993 conference in The Netherlands when findings of the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Parasuicide were presented, notes that 40-60% of the suicide attempters who present to general hospitals are repeaters. For the clinician, sociodemographic aspects are only part of a complicated interplay of biopsychosocial factors in recurrent suicidal behavior. The paper notes that major repeaters seem to stay major repeaters irrespective of clinical efforts.