Year: 1982 Source: Public Health, v.96, no.3, (1982), p.148-154 SIEC No: 19831111

Eighty-three patients admitted to a London hospital were compared with 57 patients admitted for suspected appendicitis. The self-poisoning patients were more likely to be housewives or to be unemployed, to have no contact with their parents, to be taking tablets for anxiety or nerves, to suffer from frequent headaches and to have a history of self-poisoning and psychiatric care. (WAL)