Increasing rate of deliberate self poisoning

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6931.789 (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:789
  1. P Beck,
  2. R Scorer,
  3. J Lazarus,
  4. P Smith,
  5. P Routledge
  1. Llandough Hospital NHS Trust, Penarth, South Glamorgan CF64 2XX.

    EDITOR, - We note with interest the recent figures highlighted by the Samaritans showing that the incidence of suicide in males seems to be increasing. Our experience indicates that this also applies to hospital admission for deliberate self poisoning. …

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