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

Authors
  • Qin, P
  • Jepsen, P
  • Nørgård, B
  • Agerbo, E
  • Mortensen, P B
  • Vilstrup, H
  • Sørensen, H T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychological Medicine
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2009
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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