Change in profile of acute self drug-poisonings over a 10-year period.

@article{Staikowsky2004ChangeIP,
  title={Change in profile of acute self drug-poisonings over a 10-year period.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rik Staikowsky and Florence Theil and Paule Mercadier and S{\'e}bastien Candella and Jean Pierre Benais},
  journal={Human & experimental toxicology},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={507-11}
}
All acute, deliberate, drug-poisoning-related emergency department visits over two periods of one year, 1992-1993 (P1) and 2001-2002 (P2), were reviewed to investigate trends in substances used for acute self drug-poisonings over a 10-year period. For P1 and P2 respectively, 804 and 830 episodes of acute self drug-poisonings were compared. For the two studied periods, psycholeptic drugs predominated (78 and 77%); however, benzodiazepines declined (67 to 55%; P <0.01) and antidepressants… CONTINUE READING
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