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O’Connor and Daly report a survey of 304 players. 8% of helmets were already modified at the time of purchase and 31% of players made further modifications. The main ones being the switching of faceguards and the removal of the bars. Restricted vision and comfort were 2 of the main reasons given.
Presentations and Preceding factors of Drug Overdose amongst adolescents admitted to a Large Regional Hospital.
Maduemem et al report on 85 adolescents who presented with an overdose in a 3 year period. Acetaminophen was the commonest drug overdose. 33% were under CAMS. Depression was common factor. 44.7% had a previous history of self-harm.
Involuntary psychiatric admission based on risk rather than need for treatment: Report from the Dublin Involuntary Admission Study (DIAS).
Kelly et al found that among 2940 psychiatric admissions, 14.4% were involuntary. The involuntary admission group was more likely to be male, unmarried, and to have a diagnosis of schizophrenia (58.1%). Involuntary admissions based on risk criteria (8 days) had shorter stays compared with those based on treatment criteria (19 days).