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Classification of parasuicide by cluster analysis. Types of suicidal behaviour, therapeutic and prognostic implications.
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PMID:  3664134     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A classification of suicidal behaviour was derived by cluster analysis from descriptive data on parasuicide patients. The grouping was meaningful in terms of clinical interpretation and had both therapeutic and prognostic implications. The sample was broken down into three groups, identified as repeated, serious and non-serious attempts. The repeated attempters had the worst prognosis at 1-year follow-up. When the sample was classified into five groups according to seriousness of the attempts, the repeater and non-serious groups were retained, while the serious attempts were split into three subtypes, which differed on nosological characteristics, treatment disposal and outcome. An excessively high successful suicide rate was found in a small group of elderly attempters.
A Kurz; H J Möller; G Baindl; F Bürk; A Torhorst; C Wächtler; H Lauter
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-01     Completed Date:  1987-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  520-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatrische Klinik der Technischen Universität München, Munich, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Self-Injurious Behavior
Sex Factors
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*

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