Year: 1985 Source: Western Journal of Medicine, v.143, no.5, (November 1985), p.679 SIEC No: 19860784

In this letter to the editor, the authors present 2 case histories. Both women had attempted suicide by insulin overdose. In the first case, a 21-year-old, without a previous history of medical or psychiatric illness, attempted suicide when she was unable to find work after being fired from her previous job. In the second case, a 41-year-old diabetic woman with a history of suicide attempts, was admitted to hospital after injecting herself with a couple of bottles of insulin. (1 ref.)