Classification of Attempted Suicide: a Review of Empirical Studies, 1963-1993
Arensman E~~Kerkhof A J F M
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.