The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of toxic agents in attempted and completed suicides.
The purpose was also to explore the sources of the drugs taken by suicide attempters.
Verbal information on drug intake was collected from 280 suicide attempters during 1987-1990 in the Lund-Orup catchment area.
Information on the sources of the drugs was collected from 143 of these attempters.
The study also includes toxicological screening from 73 fatal poisonings in southern Swedeen during 1989.
According to verbal information, the most common drugs used by suicide attempters were benzodiazepines (51%), analgesics (29%) and antidepressants (20%).
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Tentative suicide, Abus médicamenteux, Prescription médicale, Facteur risque, Médecin généraliste, Psychiatre, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Suicide attempt, Drug abuse, Medical prescription, Risk factor, General practitioner, Psychiatrist, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0314363
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 199406.