parasuicide

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parasuicide

(ˌpærəˈsuːɪˌsaɪd)
n
1. (Pathology) the deliberate infliction of injury on oneself or the taking of a drug overdose as an attempt at suicide which may not be intended to be successful
2. (Pathology) a person who commits such an act
Translations

parasuicide

[ˌpærəˈsʊɪsaɪd] Nparasuicidio m
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Younger age groups of both genders are at higher risk, with female parasuicides being younger than males in many studies.
Parasuicide rates increased in the last 50 years [2] and parasuicide has become an increasingly common response to emotional distress among young people.
Multicentre studies have found no differences in parasuicide epidemiology in the various regions of the world.
For him, and for so many of his colleagues, all suicides and parasuicides are managed under the umbrella of the mental health model, a model created by, and for, essentially non-Aboriginal, urban, middle-class societies, one which emphasises counselling, therapy, medication and, if need be, institutionalisation.
NSRF programme manager Eileen Williamson said the trend for parasuicides - the term for attempted suicides - is quite different to completed suicides.
She said: "We found with parasuicides people tended to take overdoses.
Motor vehicle, motorcar-pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle collisions are the most frequent causes of severe traumatic brain injury, followed by falls, violence and parasuicides.
The results could be used to develop public health guidelines to decrease the number of parasuicides in Buffalo City.
Organophosphates were the commonest agents used in the 209 parasuicides involving a single agent (33% of referrals) (Table III).
Studies have shown that parasuicides use more passive methods so as to be discovered and rescued.
Parasuicide among youth in a general hospital in South Africa.