Year: 1980 Source: Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, v.4, (June 1980), p.45-54 SIEC No: 19842267

Of all the self-destuctive behaviors with suicidal intent, self-poisoning is the most common mode used for that purpose. In working with children who attempt suicide, the author’s personal experience has shown that self-poisoning is by far the most common method employed. A review of the literature also lends credence to this supposition.