Tuesday, July 28, 2009

lil info on


  • they injured themselves, but no intention to self-murder
  • usually female > male
  • young age (15-25)
  • most common method: drug overdose
  • associated with low sosioeconomic and unemployed
  • also associated with psychiatric d/o (depression, dysthmia, alcohol dependence, personality d/o)

Source: Textbook of Psychiatry 2nd Edition [Churchill Livingstone]


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