parasuicide

harmful act appearing to be an attempt at suicide

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • parasuicide — /par ə sūˈi sīd or sooˈ/ noun 1. A deliberate harmful act against one s own person (such as taking an overdose of drugs) which appears to be an attempt at suicide but which was probably not intended to be successful 2. A person who performs such… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parasuicide — noun A supposed suicide attempt that was not intended to succeed. This phenomenon, known as parasuicide, is at least 10 times more common than suicide; however, the exact prevalence of such acts is unknown …   Wiktionary

  • parasuicide — n. a self injuring act (such as an overdose of sleeping tablets) that is not motivated by a genuine wish to die. It differs from attempted suicide in being common in young people who are distressed but not seriously mentally ill. However, many… …   Medical dictionary

  • parasuicide — See suicide …   Dictionary of sociology

  • parasuicide — noun Psychiatry apparent attempted suicide without the actual intention of killing oneself …   English new terms dictionary

  • parasuicide — n. an occasional synonym for deliberate self harm …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • parasuicide — /pærəˈsuəsaɪd/ (say paruh soohuhsuyd) noun an apparent attempted suicide, performed to draw attention to the individual s state of mind, as a means of seeking help …   Australian English dictionary

  • Парасуицид (Parasuicide) — причинение вреда собственному здоровью (например, благодаря передозировке снотворных препаратов), которое, однако, не вызвано действительным стремлением к смерти человека. Парасуицид отличается от попыток суицида (самоубийства) тем, что он чаще… …   Медицинские термины

  • ПАРАСУИЦИД — (parasuicide) причинение вреда собственному здоровью (например, благодаря передозировке снотворных препаратов), которое, однако, не вызвано действительным стремлением к смерти человека. Парасуицид отличается от попыток суицида (самоубийства) тем …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • ПАРАСУИЦИД — (parasuicide) см. Попытка самоубийства и парасуицид …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

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