Year: 2010 Source: BMC Psychiatry, v.10, article no.4, (2010), p.1-8 SIEC No: 20100261

The outcomes of 1348 Japanese individuals who attempted suicide & visited the critical care center or the psychiatric emergency department of the hospital were categorized into 3 groups. Physical, mental, & social characteristics were compared. The hospitalized groups, particularly those hospitalized in the critical care centre, were found to have biopsychosocially serious factors with regard to disturbance of consciousness, general health performance, psychiatric symptoms, & life events. Outcome was closely correlated with physical severity, risk factor of suicide, assessment of emergent medical intervention, & overall care.