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Title: Self poisoning in Singapore: Main causative factors
Authors: Tsoi, W.F. 
Kok, L.P. 
Issue Date: 1981
Citation: Tsoi, W.F., Kok, L.P. (1981). Self poisoning in Singapore: Main causative factors. Singapore Medical Journal 22 (5) : 284-287. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Self-poisoning is the main form of attempted suicide in Singapore. A psychiatric investigation was carried out in 100 consecutive referrals of self-poisoning cases. There were 30 males and 70 females. The modal age group was 20-29 years, which accounted for 43 percent. The main causative factors were interpersonal problems (58%), mainly resulting from quarrels with spouse, partner of family members, followed by illness (13%), schizophrenia (7%), insomnia (7%), work problems (7%), and financial problems (6%). Case illustrations were given for the main categories.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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