Year: 1992 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.85, no.5, (May 1992), p.370-375 SIEC No: 19920960

59 deliberate self-poisoners were interviewed 12 months after a suicide attempt. Compared with nonrepeaters, repeaters had more often made previous suicide attempts, their index attempt was less serious, & they were more often in psychiatric treatment at index. At follow-up, repeaters more often expressed the need for professional mental health support. Repeated self-poisoning occurred despite ongoing treatment. Further development & evaluation of long-term treatment strategies is suggested.