Psychiatric Morbidity of Suicide Attempt Patients Requiring ICU Intervention

Authors

  • MMA Shalahuddin Qusar Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Nahid Mahjabin Morshed Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU)
  • Md Abdul Kader Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, BSMMU.
  • Md Abul Kalam Azad Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, BSMMU.
  • Md Alal Uddin HMO, ICU, Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • Muhammad Abdul Kayum Shaikh FCPS Course Student, BSMMU.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i1.4260

Keywords:

Deliberate self harm, intensive care, mood disorders

Abstract

This study was carried out in a private Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to assess the psychiatric morbidities and major psychiatric problems in patients requiring ICU. The most common psychiatric diagnosis was found to be Depressive disorder followed by attention seeking behavior. Chemicals (organophosphorous, kerosene and other medicine) were the most frequent agent used among suicide attempt patients.

Keyword: Deliberate self harm, intensive care, mood disorders

DOI:10.3329/jom.v11i1.4260

J Medicine 2010: 11: 7-11

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Qusar, M. S., Morshed, N. M., Kader, M. A., Azad, M. A. K., Uddin, M. A., & Shaikh, M. A. K. (2010). Psychiatric Morbidity of Suicide Attempt Patients Requiring ICU Intervention. Journal of Medicine, 11(1), 7–11. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i1.4260

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