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BACKGROUND A significant number of patients committed suicide while receiving in-patient treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Most previous studies on psychiatric in-patient suicides were conducted in the West. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and identify risk factors of suicides occurring during psychiatric in-patient care in Hong Kong. … (More)
BACKGROUND Suicide risk is highest in the first few months following psychiatric in-patient care. Most data on post-discharge suicides have come from Western countries. Many studies collected cases of suicide over a long post-discharge period and did not focus on this high-risk period. This study aims to describe the characteristics and examine the risk… (More)
We report on two substance misusers with depression resistant to tricyclic antidepressant treatment who responded to triiodothyronine augmentation. The management of resistant depression, augmentation strategies with particular reference to triiodothyronine, and the possible mechanism of action of triiodothyronine are discussed.