Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.34, no.3, (April 1989). p.205-210 SIEC No: 19890638

The study investigates suicide attempts by ingestion of drugs or other chemicals in 2050 children & adolescents under 17 yrs of age as seen over a 6 yr period, 1977-82. Demographic, clinical, psychosocial & cultural data were presented. It is the author’s opinion that more attention should be paid to the increased incidence of suicide attempts in younger persons; therefore the urgent need for early recognition & prevention of this event is necessary. This was the 1st study of its kind in Greece.