Year: 1955 Source: British Medical Journal, v.1, (1955), p.595-597 SIEC No: 19820145

This article discusses considerations doctors and psychiatrists must note when evaluating the treatment a patient needs in the hospital after a suicide attempt. There is also discussion on whether a suicide attempt could have been prevented, as well as warning signs that can indicate the probability of additional or more serious suicide attempts in the future. Other factors such as insomnia, hypochondria and fear of mental hospitals are also discussed in relation to suicidal patients.