Year: 1985 Source: British Medical Journal, v.290, (2 February 1985), p.391 SIEC No: 20030060

Reports on the decline in trends in admissions for self poisoning between 1977 (when they were at their peak) & 1984 (at which time they were still declining). The authors suggest that a possible explanation for this is the parallel decline in the number of prescriptions for hypnotics & tranquilisers.