[Suicidality and the Internet. Danger from new media]

Nervenarzt. 2006 Mar;77(3):343-5. doi: 10.1007/s00115-005-1986-6.
[Article in German]


The Internet has a powerful effect on society and thereby also on psychiatric patients. It offers suicide prevention services but also is a source of information and exchange of thoughts on how to commit suicide. This paper describes an 18-year-old female who learned about methods of suicide in the Internet and then ordered barbiturates. She survived because of early intervention.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Borderline Personality Disorder / psychology*
  • Dangerous Behavior*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs / poisoning*
  • Internet*
  • Phenobarbital / poisoning*
  • Public Opinion*
  • Social Facilitation
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology*


  • Illicit Drugs
  • Phenobarbital