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Psychiatric assessment and management of deliberate self-poisoning patients

Abstract:

Deliberate self-poisoning is one of the most common for general hospital presentation. The majority of the individuals involved are young, with females outnumbering males. Self-poisoning occurs in people from a variety of social backgrounds, but is associated with socio-economic deprivation and social fragmentation. Common precipitants include relationship problems, often in the context of depression and alcohol abuse. The risks of repetition of self-harm and of suicide following self-poisoni...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2011.11.008

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Journal:
Medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Pages:
71-73
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-4357
ISSN:
1357-3039
URN:
uuid:a7761352-27e0-4407-9dba-569e167b5e16
Source identifiers:
313357
Local pid:
pubs:313357

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