Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka
Non-fatal self-poisoning is a significant public health problem in Sri Lanka. Hospital admission rates due to non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka have increased since the 1990s, while rates of completed suicides have decreased. Pesticide ingestion among males was the most common pattern of self-poisoning, but recent studies suggest that this is changing. However, little current data is available on non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka. Psychosocial factors such as psychiatric morbidity,...[Show more]
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