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General hospital presentations of non-fatal hanging over a 28-year period: case-control study.

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Suicide by hanging and self-strangulation ('hanging') has become more common. We studied people who presented to hospital during a 28-year study period after using these methods for non-fatal self-harm. Hanging increased greatly in frequency during this time. The male:female ratio was nearly 3:1. Females were distinguished from males by far higher rates of psychiatric care, personality disorder and previous self-harm. Compared with matched individuals who presented with non-fatal self-poisoni...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.107.048561

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
193
Issue:
6
Pages:
503-504
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:ccecf296-58b9-409d-99c3-34ce57a5fa9b
Source identifiers:
168296
Local pid:
pubs:168296

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