Suicide attempted by burning.
Haberal, Mehmet; Bayraktar, U; Bilgin, N; Gulay, H; Oner, Z
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Sixteen patients who had attempted suicide by burning were admitted to Hacettepe Univerity Hospital Burn Center over the 9 years' period. Five of these patients were psychiatric and two of them had previously attempted to commit suicide. The mean age was 32 years and th4 overall mortality rate was 50%. This study shows that suicide by self-burning is giving a serious problem with high mortality rate. Therefore, prevention and education are involved in this matter.