Year: 1979 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.9, no.3, (August 1979), p.501-507 SIEC No: 19841196

The Present State Examination was administered to 539 self-poisoners. Computer analysis by means of the Catego program found that less than 4% had symptoms of functional psychosis. 30% of the patients had insufficient symptoms to be considered as psychiatric “cases”, about 60% of the patients were classed as depressed, on several indices this group was less severely ill than a group of depressives receiving psychiatric treatment. CI