A review of the literature on the epidemiology of parasuicide in the general population.

OBJECTIVE The author reviewed recent literature on the epidemiology of parasuicide in the general population. Major risk factors are also discussed. METHODS Parasuicide was defined as suicide attempts and deliberate self-harm inflicted with no intent to die. Articles in English on rates of parasuicide in the general population from 1970 through June 2000… CONTINUE READING