Heroin-dependent patients attempting and not attempting suicide: a comparison.

@article{Kalyoncu2007HeroindependentPA,
  title={Heroin-dependent patients attempting and not attempting suicide: a comparison.},
  author={Ayhan Kalyoncu and Hasan Mırsal and {\"O}zkan Pektaş and Devran Tan and Mansur Beyazy{\"u}rek},
  journal={Acta neuropsychiatrica},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={297-303}
}
OBJECTIVE Heroin dependence is a serious illness associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour. There are many risk factors associated with heroin dependence. The current study examined the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of a number of young adult heroin-dependent patients who had attempted suicide. METHODS We studied a group of 108 young adult heroin-dependent patients in our in-patient clinics. All diagnoses were made according to DSM-IV diagnostic criteria using… CONTINUE READING

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