Clinical Case Database / Category: Clinical Care
Management of deliberate self-harm in adolescence
Andrew Weaver MBChB MRCPsych
Foundation Years Journal, volume 1, issue 5, p.235 (123Doc Education, London, September 2007)
Lisa, a 15 year old girl, attends the accident and emergency department with her best friend. She has taken an overdose of eight paracetamol tablets. Her friend has persuaded her to attend. You see her and she consents to a physical assessment and blood tests. However, she is reluctant to discuss the reasons for her overdose. How should you proceed?
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Andrew Weaver MBChB MRCPsych (Corresponding author)
Consultant in Child & Adolescent psychiatry
Lea Bank Close
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