A Root Cause Analysis of Various Causes of Self Poisoning

Dr Vishal Damani, Dr Alpesh Gediya, Dr Hitendra Gandhi
2016 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
Self poisoning refers to the intentional taking of too much of a poisonous substance believing that it will be noxious. Study aims is to study the socio-demographic variables in self-poisoning patients and to study various types of method of self-poisoning and to assess the Psychiatric morbidity in these patients according to DSM-IV TR.A cross sectional study conducted on 70 patients of self poisoning at one of the tertiary care teaching hospital of Ahmadabad, Gujarat from April 2009 to
more » ... ril 2009 to September 2009 .Patients were assessed after emergency medical care & resuscitation, between 2nd to 7th days of suicidal attempt. OP Poisoning (42.86%) was the most common method used for self-poisoning.82.86% patients were diagnosed to have psychiatric diagnosis on SCID-I, most common diagnosis was depressive disorder (38.57%) followed by adjustment disorder (28.57%). 17.14% patients had no psychiatric diagnosis. From my study conclusion is that Suicidal attempt was found more in married male. Housewives & unskilled workers formed majority in the study.
doi:10.25215/0302.120 fatcat:g4na6mxvyfaonjwafxis2etkle