Year: 1974 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.124, (1974), p.526-530 SIEC No: 19820413

The author is concerned about the accuracy of figures representing suicidal poisoning.Using a chart of 27 groups of drug s,a similarity between drug profiles for suicide, and non-suicide poisoning is evident. The author feels that real suicides are misclassified as accidental or open verdict cases, as evidenced by the large number of tablets required to produce death from drugs, which are so safe in clinical practice.