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The patient who has attempted suicide

Keith Hawton

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.260502

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The patient who has attempted suicide

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Attempted suicide includes all acts of intentional self-poisoning or self-injury, with most cases seen in hospitals involving self-poisoning. It is a substantial health care problem in many countries, especially in young people, hence all large general hospitals should have dedicated services for patients who have attempted suicide....

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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