TITLE

Distinguishing Suicidal Attempt from Autoerotic Asphyxiation

AUTHOR(S)
Mehdi, Askar; Nimkar, Neil; Darwish, Nor; Atallah, Rasha; Usiene, Irmute
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
Psychiatric Annals;2015, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes the case of a 19-year-old male patient who failed in his suicide attempt via strangulation. Particular focus is given to suicide as a public health problem in the U.S., as well as autoerotic asphyxiation (AEA). Topics discussed are the patient's substance abuse problem, relationship woes with his ex-girlfriend, and admission into an inpatient psychiatric unit. Tables on factors relating to suicidal attempt and AEE are also included.
ACCESSION #
103356899

 

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