Demographic and clinical features of adolescent parasuicides.

  title={Demographic and clinical features of adolescent parasuicides.},
  author={J E Neehall and Nigel A Beharry},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  volume={43 4},
The demographic, ethnic and clinical characteristics of 102 adolescents admitted to the Port-of Spain General Hospital over a 10-month period because of parasuicide were studied. The estimated rate of attempted suicide among adolescents was 94 per 100,000 of the hospital catchment population. Ninety per cent of the sample were females. Fifteen per cent had previously attempted suicide. Twenty-five per cent were clinically depressed, 22% had adjustment reactions, and in 49% no mental illness was… CONTINUE READING

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