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Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: associated triggers and motivations

Rajapakse, Thilini; Griffiths, Kathleen M.; Christensen, Helen; Cotton, Sue


BACKGROUND: Attempted or non-fatal self-poisoning is common in Sri Lanka. To date, most preventive strategies have focused on limitation of access to toxic pesticides, which has reduced the rates of fatal self-poisoning. However the ongoing phenomenon of non-fatal self-poisoning indicates the need for exploration of alternate preventive strategies. Self-poisoning in Sri Lanka has been described as impulsive, with little premeditation, but the motivations associated with this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-11-24
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2435-5


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