Year: 1999 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.100, no.5, (November 1999), p.375-382 SIEC No: 19990749

704 subjects with chronic psychosis were interviewed to determine the prevalence of & risk factors for parasuicide. A comparison was made between attempters & nonattempters. The 2-year prevalence of parasuicide was 18.8%. Attempters were significantly more likely to be young, of white ethnic origin, to have a diagnosis of affective disorder, to be currently depressed, to have experienced more auditory hallucinations & to have received treatment with antipsychotic drugs for a longer period.