Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] Psychiatry
Apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself.
- Research shows that there is a strong association between socio-economic deprivation and parasuicide (unsuccessful suicide attempt).
- Attempted suicide, or parasuicide, is highest in Limerick city at 425 attempts per every 100,000 males.
- A total of 86 recommendations were made in this report relating to the provision of services, the prevention of suicide and parasuicide, intervention, aftercare, research and evaluation.
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