Year: 1975 Source: Journal of the Irish Medical Association, v.68, no.5, (March 8, 1975), p.113-120 SIEC No: 19842219

Recent literature concerning parasuicide by self-poisoning has been reviewed & enquiry has been made into current care for patients who perform parasuicidal acts in Dublin. A specialized & adequately staffed unit for the south side of the city is recommended in which effective medical, psychiatric & social care would be given. This unit would present a valuable focus for research into the motivation & management of parasuicide & would work in close cooperation with existing psychiatric services.