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A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka

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


BACKGROUND In the recent past Sri Lanka has had a high rate of attempted suicide by pesticide ingestion, among both males and females. Recent evidence suggests that these trends in self-poisoning may be changing, with increasing medicinal overdoses and changing gender ratios. In the past, attempted suicide in Sri Lanka has been described as impulsive acts, but research regarding aspects such as suicidal intent is limited, and there has been no comparison between genders. The objective of this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08-08
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-014-0221-z


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