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| Published: March 25, 2016

A Root Cause Analysis of Various Causes of Self Poisoning

Dr Vishal Damani

Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, AMCMET Medical college, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr Alpesh Gediya

Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, GCS Medical college and Research center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr Hitendra Gandhi

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, GCS Medical college and Research center, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.120/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.120

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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 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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.120/20160302

10.25215/0302.120

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016