Year: 1980 Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, v.43, no.2, (February 1980), p.168-170 SIEC No: 19930457

In a two-year study of patients admitted to hospital after deliberate self-poisoning or self-injury, a fivefold excess of patients with epilepsy was found compared with general population prevalence rates. Males with epilepsy were particularly over-represented. Patients with epilepsy were prone to make repeat attempts. Anticonvulsants, particularly barbiturates, were used in most cases of self-poisoning. (14 refs.)