Year: 1972 Source: Social Psychiatry, v.7, no.1, (1972), p.30-35 SIEC No: 19842344

A comparison has been made of treated incidence rates for acts of self-poisoning in 2 populations of known size, Edinburgh & Hobart over a period of 2 years. An attempt has been made to interpret these findings. The study leads to the conclusions: there is firstly a need to confirm the differences in the rates between the cities over a longer period of time; & there is a need for a much closer examination of the personal & sociological factors associated with self-poisoning behavior.