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Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka

Rajapakse, Thilini


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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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7636b7de56e


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