Funding for this research was provided by:
National Research Council Sri Lanka (NRC-16-052)
Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT) Program, Pilot Grant
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Received: 10 May 2018
Accepted: 12 September 2018
First Online: 24 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for this study has been obtained from the Ethical Review Committee of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (2016/EC/81). The trial has been registered at the Sri Lanka Clinical Trials Registry (SLCTR/2017/008). The trial has been designed according to the Standard Protocol Items: Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) 2013 checklist and followed the CONSORT extension for pilot trials in planning the RCT [CitationRef removed]. All interviews and assessments of participants (who have recently attempted self-harm) will be conducted in a confidential setting. Every effort will be taken to ensure that there is no interruption or adverse effect to the treatment as usual received by all participants (cases and controls). When relevant participants will be offered and referred to further psychiatric care and follow-up. All data regarding those who have attempted self-poisoning will be kept strictly confidential, and all hard and soft copy data sheets will be stored securely, with only the researchers having access.
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