Year: 1996 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.26, no.4, (Winter 1996), p.395-404 SIEC No: 19970686

Medically treated parasuicides in a Norwegian county were monitored for more than six years & variables predicting repitition of parasuicide were indentified & studied. In patients with no history of parasuicide, sexual abuse (both sexes), alcohol abuse, & psychiatric problems (females only), were significant predictors of repetition. Concludes that predictors of repetition are highly dependable upon the stage of “suicidal career” the patients are in.