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[Patients in intensive care after a suicide attempt with legal drugs - risk profile and course]

Maier, R. and Stieglitz, R.-D. and Marsch, S. C. and Riecher-Rössler, A.. (2011) [Patients in intensive care after a suicide attempt with legal drugs - risk profile and course]. Fortschritte der Neurologie, Psychiatrie, 79 (5). pp. 283-289.

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Abstract

Little is known about the risk profile and the further history of patients who attempted suicide by severe medicinal intoxication.All patients residing in Basel (n = 190) admitted to the intensive care unit between 01/01/1998 and 12/31/2001 because of a suicide attempt with legal drugs were investigated regarding psychopathology and sociodemographic features. Also, until the end of 2005, further suicide attempts as well as potential cases of death were followed up.All 190 patients had psychiatric disorders. Compared to the general population, female sex, single status, low educational level, unemployment and invalidity were found significantly more often. Until the end of 2005 almost half of 118 patients followed up in our outpatient department committed further suicide attempts. 28 patients died, 6 of these by suicide.These patients should preferably not be prescribed medication with a low therapeutic range and they should receive intensive follow-up care.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Intensivmedizin > Intensivmedizin (Marsch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Intensivmedizin > Intensivmedizin (Marsch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Riecher-Rössler)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Psychiatrie (Klinik) > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie UPK > Erwachsenenpsychiatrie (Riecher-Rössler)
UniBasel Contributors:Riecher-Rössler, Anita and Marsch, Stephan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Georg Thieme
ISSN:0720-4299
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:German
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Last Modified:18 Sep 2017 10:18
Deposited On:27 Feb 2014 15:45

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