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The recurrent self-harm patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3798518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A semistructured interview was used to collect information on a consecutive series of 163 self-harm patients (suicide attempters); 65.8% of the patients had a history of previous self-harm (repeaters). Male repeaters were more likely than men with no self-harm history (first cases) to have left school before ninth grade, to have alcohol abuse problems, and to have family stress. Female repeaters were younger than first cases and reported more difficulties with sexual adjustment and loneliness. Repeaters were more likely to have contacted distress centers and to have had previous mental health contact, including psychiatric hospitalization. A 6-month follow-up indicated four suicides in the repeaters' group and none in the first cases' group. Repeaters appear to be much more dependent than first cases on professional care and to present a high short-term risk for suicide.
R A Barnes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Suicide & life-threatening behavior     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0363-0234     ISO Abbreviation:  Suicide Life Threat Behav     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-04     Completed Date:  1987-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608054     Medline TA:  Suicide Life Threat Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-408     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / psychology
Educational Status
Middle Aged
Stress, Psychological / complications
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*

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