Overdosing with apricot kernels – seriously?

K. M. Beckmann, R. Gleadow

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Psychiatrists reading RANZCP journals may not be aware of risks posed by stone fruit, in particular apricot kernels. This letter aims to educate psychiatrists on the risks of cyanide poisoning from apricot kernels. We quote a case of cyanide poisoning from 2015. Scientific evidence on the risks secondary to small amounts is provided. Psychiatrists will be up to date with knowledge on the risks apricot kernels. Searching RANZCP journals using key words stone fruit and apricot kernels will yield a reference highlighting metrics and risks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-93
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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