Characteristics of impulsive suicide attempts and attempters.

  title={Characteristics of impulsive suicide attempts and attempters.},
  author={Oswald Simon and Alan. C. Swann and Kenneth E. Powell and Lloyd B. Potter and M-j Kresnow and Patrick W O'carroll},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  volume={32 1 Suppl},
Suicide attempts often are impulsive, yet little is known about the characteristics of impulsive suicide. We examined impulsive suicide attempts within a population-based, case-control study of nearly lethal suicide attempts among people 13-34 years of age. Attempts were considered impulsive if the respondent reported spending less than 5 minutes between the decision to attempt suicide and the actual attempt. Among the 153 case-subjects, 24% attempted impulsively. Impulsive attempts were more… CONTINUE READING
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