Year: 1974 Source: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, v.2, no.4, (1974), p.310-315 SIEC No: 19841639

Psychiatric aspects of drug overdose in adult suicide attempts are reviewed. Particular reference is given to studies reported from Australia. The findings of a recent study from the Royal Melbourne Hospital with regard to age-sex distribution, drugs used in self-poisonings, clinical state of the patient on admission and psychiatric diagnosis are presented and discussed.