Hospital presentations for self-poisoning during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: an interrupted time-series analysis

Lancet Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: 29 de julio de 2021

Autores: Duleeka Knipe, PhD , Tharuka Silva, BSc, Azra Aroos, BSc, Lalith Senarathna, PhD, Nirosha Madhuwanthi Hettiarachchi, MD, Sampath R Galappaththi, MD, Matthew J Spittal, PhD, David Gunnell, FMedSci, Chris Metcalfe, PhD, Thilini Rajapakse, MD


Background: There is widespread concern over the impact of public health measures, such as lockdowns, associated with COVID-19 on mental health, including suicide. High-quality evidence from low-income and middle-income countries, where the burden of suicide and self-harm is greatest, is scarce. We aimed to determine the effect of the pandemic on hospital presentations for self-poisoning.

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