n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Risk factors in repeat non-fatal suicidal behaviour : editorial

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1608-9685
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6786



Extracted from text ... 72 editorial Volume 11 No. 3 December 2005 - SAJP Risk factors in repeat non-fatal suicidal behaviour The risk of repeating a suicidal act is a critical characteristic of the suicidal process. Research1 has shown that in fatal suicidal behaviour up to 40% of the victims have a history of previous suicide attempts; that in non-fatal suicidal behaviour in some patient cohorts, repeated suicidal acts are probably more common than in first attempts; that 30 - 60% of patients with non-fatal suicidal behaviour have made previous attempts, in 15 - 25% of cases within the first year before the ..

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