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Hospital admission for non-fatal poisoning with weak analgesics and risk for subsequent suicide: a population study.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological Medicine
1469-8978
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
11
Pages
1867–1873
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291709005741
PMID: 19356263
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A history of non-fatal poisoning with weak analgesics is a strong predictor for subsequent suicide. These results emphasize the importance of intensive psychiatric care of patients following overdose.

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