The epidemiology of parasuicide in Edmonton.

  title={The epidemiology of parasuicide in Edmonton.},
  author={Roger C. Bland and Stephen C. Newman and Ronald J Dyck},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={39 8},
The objective of this study was to examine some of the characteristics of parasuicides in Edmonton and to calculate rates of parasuicide. The method involved examining all records of parasuicides attending the University of Alberta Hospitals for a six month period (20% of all parasuicides in Edmonton are treated at the University of Alberta Hospitals). The results indicated that 58% of 275 subjects were single. The most frequent method (88.6%) of parasuicide was overdose. The peak age group was… CONTINUE READING

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