Year: 1998 Source: European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, (7th: 1998: Gent), p.P-56 SIEC No: 20051246

The objective of this proceeding is to point out the specific aspects of a suicide attempt by a 15-year-old girl with previous posttraumatic stress disorder in Algeria. The clinical case of the girl is reviewed. The results point out the phenomenon of resonance in a real situation of social violence experienced by an adolescent. In conclusion the presentation points out the particularities of a suicide attempt occurring in the continuation of posttraumatic stress disorder, in relation with the psychological & individual processes. (CH)