Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.2, (April 2006), p.213-222 SIEC No: 20060820

This longitudinal cohort study of 3,148 consecutive deliberate self-poisoning patients found 920 subjects were referred for psychiatric hospitalization, 576 on involuntary basis. A logistic regression analysis showed increased risk for: age 25 or older, unemployment, homelessness, previous self-harm, psychiatric inpatient treatment within 12 months, earlier psychiatric inpatient treatment, suicidal ideation or plan, mood or psychotic disorders, & lower clinician experience. These findings have implications for clinical practice guidelines, service costs, & service organization. (14 refs)