Suicide by intentional ingestion of pesticides: a continuing tragedy in developing countries.

@article{Gunnell2003SuicideBI,
  title={Suicide by intentional ingestion of pesticides: a continuing tragedy in developing countries.},
  author={D. Gunnell and M. Eddleston},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          902-9
        }
}
Deliberate self-poisoning has become an increasingly common response to emotional distress in young adults,1 and it is now one of the most frequent reasons for emergency hospital admission.2 In industrialised countries, the drugs people commonly take in overdose - analgesics, tranquillisers, antidepressants3- are relatively non-toxic. The estimated case fatality for overdose in England, for example, is around 0.5%.4 Most individuals who self-harm do not intend to die. Studies carried out in… Expand

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