Year: 1989 Source: Human Toxicology, v.8, no.6, (Nov. 1989), p.475-482 SIEC No: 19900454

Describes a prospective study of patients hospitalized for deliberate self-poisoning from 1978-87. The number of admissions increased from 303 to 425; the annual incidence increased significantly for both women & men; & the mean age decreased for women. Data regarding types of drugs ingested, antidotes used, & details about treatment are included. (49 ref)