Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.1, (Spring 1996), p.46-67 SIEC No: 19970646

A review was carried out on empirical studies on the classification of attempted suicide from 1963-1993. The aim was to investigate whether there is evidence for a valid classification of subgroups of suicide attempters. 32 studies were compared. Inidications were found for 2 clearly distinguished subgroups charcterized by mild & severe suicide attempts. Author proposes a one dimensional additive model of” severity” to be tested in future research.