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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Strubel, T; Birkhofer, A; Eyer, F; Werber, KD; Förstl, H 
Title:
[Attempted suicide by snake bite. Case report and literature survey] 
Abstract:
Unusual suicide attempts often remain undetected, and bizarre methods can be a clue to psychotic origin. We report a suicide attempt by proxy--the bite of a puff adder--and provide a brief literature survey about further archaic self-injurious behaviour. Due to the easy availability of venomous snakes and the close networking of suicidal patients via the Internet, an increase in similar cases can be anticipated. A failed suicide attempt should always be considered in patients surviving bizarre a...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Nervenarzt 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
79 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
604-6 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0028-2804 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie ; Toxikologische Abteilung ; Klinik und Poliklinik für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie