Year: 2006 Source: Calicut Medical Journal, v.4, no.3, (July-September 2006). 5p. SIEC No: 20060936

The authors conducted a retrospective study in Kerala province, India that assessed the various socio-demographic correlates, the methods used for suicide, & the psychiatric disorders in patients attempting suicide. All patients admitted because of a suicide attempt from January 2003 to June 2004 were included in the study. The most common psychiatric diagnosis was found to be adjustment disorder followed by depressive disorder. Organo-phosphorus compounds were the most frequent agent used among suicide attempt patients. (7 refs.)