Year: 1981 Source: Singapore Medical Journal, v.22, no.5, (October 1981), p.284-287 SIEC No: 19842411

Self-poisoning is the main form of attempted suicide in Singapore. A psychiatric investigation was carried out in 100 consecutive referrals of self-poisoning cases. The main causative factors were interpersonal problems (58%), mainly resulting from quarrels with spouse, partner of family members, followed by illness (13%), schizophrenia (7%), work problems (7%) and financal problems (6%0). Case illustrations were given for the main categories.