Year: 1998 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.32,no.6, (December 1998), p.830-838 SIEC No: 20010974

A cross-sectional cohort study of 30 patients presenting for hyperbaric oxygen treatment having survived deliberate exposure to car exhaust gas was undertaken. Sociodemographic findings resemble those of psychological autopsy studies of subjects completing suicide by this method. Survival in this group was due to failure of the method or unexpected discovery rather than patient factors. This population described the method as highly acceptable & accessible emphasizing the urgent need for reduction of access to this means of suicide in Australia. (26 refs.)