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Self-poisoning on the rise

7th May 2013

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says that self-poisoning is now the most common type of hospital treated self-harm.

New NHS figures show there were more than 114,000 cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland during 2011, up from 79,000 in 2001.

Showing that the number of hospital admissions after people have deliberately poisoned themselves has risen by almost 50% in the last ten years.

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