Estimating the government health-care costs of treating pesticide poisoned and pesticide self-poisoned patients in Sri Lanka - Ahrensberg H, Madsen LB, Pearson M, Weerasinghe M, Eddleston M, Jayamanne S, Hansen KS, Ariyarathna V, Rajapaksha S, Konradsen F.

Background: Pesticide self-poisoning as a method of suicide is a major global health problem.Objectives: To estimate the cost and per patient cost of treating pesticide self-poisoning at different hospital levels in a Sri Lankan district, and...
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INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a major public health challenge in Kerala. Majority of adult poisoning is intentional. Most of those who attempt 'deliberate self harm' are young adults and many a time the reason is trivial. OBJECTIVES: To find out the pat...
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Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Jenna A. Forehand, Talya Peltzman, Christine Leonard Westgate, Natalie B. Riblet, Bradley V. Watts, Brian ShinerIntroductionPublished research indicates that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased mortality. However, causes of death among treatment-seeking patients with PTSD remain poorly characterized. The study objective was to describe causes of death among Veterans with PTSD to inform preventive interventions for this treatment population.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was conducted f...
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Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is an insecticide and rodenticide that produces phosphine gas when exposed to moisture. Exposure to AIP has been described as through inhalation and ingestion routes and is typically either accidental or a suicidal attempt. The res...
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The objective of this study was to quan...
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OBJECTIVES: Approximately 10,000 people die from suicide annually in Bangladesh, many from pesticide poisoning. We aimed to estimate financial costs to patients and health services of treating patients with self-poisoning. METHODS: Data on direct c...
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Severe mercury intoxication is very rare in developed countries, but still occurs as the result of volatile substance abuse, suicide attempts, occupational hazards, or endemic food ingestion as reported in the cases of public health disasters in Iraq and i...
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McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Hilary Smith Connery, MD, PhD Self-inflicted injury is now the 8th leading cause of mortality, while suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. That's a stunning number of people dying by their own hand in one form or another, and in addition to galvanizing public health prevention efforts, these statistics pose an urgent need to identify root causes and more effective treatment systems. Treatment works, but beyond having access to appropriate medical and psychological help, the social environment is critical to creating successful recovery opportunities for those suff...
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BACKGROUND: Self-harm (intentional acts of non-fatal self-poisoning or self-injury) is common, particularly in young adults aged 15-35 years, often repeated, and strongly associated with suicide. Effective aftercare of individuals who self-harm is therefor...
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This article originally appeared as part of the On Coming Alive project: http://oncomingalive.com/posts/adjusting-lens-shifting-survival-back-life/ ___________________ If you -- or someone you know -- need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, call the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237. Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HE...
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