Suicide risk: Evaluation and management

S. C. Bhatia, M. H. Khan, A. Sharma

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Abstract

Inadequate assessment of the suicidal patient can have tragic consequences. Reliance should be placed on a comprehensive evaluation, including social profile, mental and physical status, suicidal ideation, intent and behavior, and current social support systems. Heightened awareness, combined with an knowledge about risk factors for suicide and intervention techniques, will help prevent these tragedies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume34
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice

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    Bhatia, S. C., Khan, M. H., & Sharma, A. (1986). Suicide risk: Evaluation and management. American Family Physician, 34(3), 167-174.