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Suicide by drowning in the bath.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10581917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 14 cases of suicide by drowning in the bath in the Bristol area, England between 1974 and 1996 is presented. There were six males and eight females with a mean age of 66 years. The majority were married and lived with their spouse or another relative. Most drowned at home, face down, fully clothed. Six cases had evidence of concomitant alcohol or substance use. Seven cases had a past psychiatric history and a history of previous deliberate self-harm. Issues concerning prevention are discussed.
M P Nowers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-11     Completed Date:  2000-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatry of Old Age Clinical Research Unit, Frenchay Healthcare NHS Trust, Cossham Hospital, Kingswood, Bristol.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Drowning / pathology*
Middle Aged
Overdose / pathology
Suicide / legislation & jurisprudence*

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