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Cerbera odollam

A Case Report of Attempted Suicide by Pong Pong

RUEKERT, LAURA F., PHARMD; CUNNINGHAM, ELIZABETH A., DO; NAQVI, HIRA, DO

Journal of Psychiatric Practice®: May 2019 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 219–221
doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000391
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Cerbera odollam, commonly referred to as the “suicide tree” or “pong pong,” produces highly toxic seeds that are used for suicidal and homicidal purposes. It is important that western physicians be aware of the symptoms associated with these seeds and how to diagnose and treat them.

RUEKERT: Behavioral Care, Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN

CUNNINGHAM: Psychiatrist, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN

NAQVI: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Please send correspondence to: Laura F. Ruekert, PharmD, Behavioral Care, Community Hospital North, 7150 Clearvista Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46256 (e-mail: lruekert@ecommunity.com).

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