Year: 1999 Source: BMJ, v.319, (23 October 1999), p.1131-1132 SIEC No: 20030908

These letters to the editor are a response to an article by K Hawton et al which highlights the effect of the media on influencing the incidence of deliberate self poisoning. The correspondents express concerns about the design & conclusions of the Hawton et al study. In response, the original authors present further evidence defending their findings.