Year: 2003 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.38, no.12, (December 2003), p.684-689 SIEC No: 20070477

A total of 909 patients admitted to hospital in Lund, Sweden after deliberate self-poisoning were investigated regarding psychiatric diagnoses & drugs ingested. In the whole group, there was no significant change in the rate of antidepressant overdoses between 1987-1990 & 1995-1997, but among females with mood disorder overdoses decreased from 43% to 22%. The proportion of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in self-poisoning was significantly lower than expected from sales figures. (32 refs.)