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Clinical predictors of completed suicide and repeated self-poisoning in 8895 self-poisoning patients.
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PMID:  2138552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnoses of 8895 patients who were admitted for intentional self-poisoning with psycho-active drugs were studied in order to find predictors for subsequent completed suicide and repeated self-poisoning. Automated record linkage by means of the Swedish personal identification numbers was performed between the Stockholm County inpatient registry and the cause-of-death registry. With Cox regression models, several diagnostic predictors were identified although they were generally unspecific and insensitive. This may be due both to the low base rate of suicides, and to the omission of other more powerful non-clinical predictors, such as personality traits, hopelessness and social disruption. It is concluded that secondary psychiatric prevention may still be justified, although it will be applied to large numbers of patients who will not eventually commit suicide or repeat self-poisoning.
C Allgulander; L D Fisher
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of psychiatry and neurological sciences     Volume:  239     ISSN:  0175-758X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-07     Completed Date:  1990-05-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411522     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Psychiatry Neurol Sci     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Karolinska Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Overdose / psychology*
Personality Disorders / psychology
Psychotropic Drugs / poisoning*
Risk Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
Suicide / psychology*
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Psychotropic Drugs

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