Research Note: an Attempt to Classify Adolescent Parasuicide Attempters
Some literature on adolescent suicide attempts is examined. The extent to which it is possible to identify subgroupings within groupings of young people who took overdoses is discussed. A study in which the characteristics of 2 groups of young people – one who had been admitted to hospital after a single overdose attempt, & a second group of repeat overdose attempters – is presented. Findings are discussed in terms of identifying adolescents at an increased risk of repeating an overdose attempt.