Year: 2015 Source: The Lancet Psychiatry.(2015).2(6):532Ð539. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00170-4 SIEC No: 20150248

Suicide is the third most common cause of death among adolescents worldwide, and poisoning is the leading method of attempted suicide. Unlike more violent methods, survival after self-poisoning is common, providing an opportunity for secondary prevention. We determined the risk and time course of completed suicide after adolescent self-poisoning, and explored potential risk factors.