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how do you tell the difference between a drug overdose from suicide attempt?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience Psychiatry
Same: Please make sure this very hurt person gets excellent treatment from a really good psychiatrist. When? Tomorrow 9:00 am.
Answered on May 11, 2016
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often impossible: Someone taking a sedating drug may unthinkingly take too many pills. We need to look at the life circumstances and what else the person was saying and doing to determine whether there was intent to harm oneself.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014

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