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Suicide following deliberate self-harm: long-term follow-up of patients who presented to a general hospital.

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BACKGROUND: Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is the strongest risk factor for future suicide. Up-to-date information on the extent of risk is lacking. AIMS: To investigate the risk of suicide after DSH during a long follow-up period. METHOD: A mortality follow-up study to 2000 was conducted on 11 583 patients who presented to hospital after DSH between 1978 and 1997. Data were obtained from a general hospital DSH register in Oxford and the Office for National Statistics, and from equivalent mortal...

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10.1192/bjp.182.6.537

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Weatherall, R More by this author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
182
Issue:
JUNE
Pages:
537-542
Publication date:
2003-06-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:ac3a3708-4ad0-43f7-97fa-b90e614680cf
Source identifiers:
168429
Local pid:
pubs:168429

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