Clinical correlates of intent in attempted suicide.

  title={Clinical correlates of intent in attempted suicide.},
  author={Emad Hamdi and Yousrea Amin and Thomas Mattar},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  volume={83 5},
The seriousness of suicide attempts was evaluated in 62 consecutive referrals in 2 general hospitals. As measured by the Suicide Intent Scale (SIS) the majority of cases had a low to moderate intention to die. Increasing age, psychosis and deliberate self-injury were associated with high suicidal intent. Hopelessness and a sense of isolation are significantly more frequent antecedent ideo-affective states in cases with high intent and anger and frustration are more prevalent in cases with low… CONTINUE READING

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