Year: 1963 Source: British Medical Journal, v.2, (October 19 1963), p.985-988 SIEC No: 19832534

The operation of a service to provide psychiatric examination of patients admitted to a centre for the treatment of poisoning is described & its advantages are outlined. A description of one year’s cases from Edinburgh is given. Rates by sex, age & marital state, the methods used, the diagnosis & the disposals are presented. The relationship of deliberate self-poisoning to “attempted suicide” is discussed.