Year: 1992 Source: BMJ, v.304, no.6831, (April 4, 1992), p.912 SIEC No: 19920942

In this letter to the editor, Procter reports on his examination of the records of deliberate self poisoning by adolescents in Bradford. The results of his study, that rates of self-poisoning increase during the school term & decrease during holidays, confirm the results of another study done by McGibben et al. Procter says that school attendance as a factor in adolescent self-poisoning warrants further research.