Year: 1973 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.123, no.572, (1973), p.9-14 SIEC No: 19841849

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.