Distress Behavior: A Study of Selected Samaritan Clients and Parasuicides (“Attempted Suicide” Patients) Part 2: Attitudes and Choice of Action
Kreitman N~~Chowdhury N
Found that most of a group of poisoned patients were aware of organizations to which they could have taken their troubles. Reasons for not doing so included: claim that medication was used merely to get a good sleep, belief that services were inadequate, problem too personal to share, wish to die, wish to influence others & a very small percentage who said help was not physically available. Over 1/2 were on medication, but many had obtained psychotropic drugs without discussion with the doctor.