ERIC Number: EJ562316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Adolescents' Misperceptions of the Dangerousness of Acetaminophen in Overdose.
Harris, Hope Elaine; Myers, Wade C.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v27 n3 p274-77 Fall 1997
Assesses the generality and strength of nonclinical youths' (N=569) perceptions of the harmfulness and lethality of acetaminophen in overdose. Findings indicate that adolescents have ready access to acetaminophen and use it in suicide attempts but underestimate its potential for toxicity, lacking knowledge regarding side effects of overdose. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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