Year: 1983 Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, v.6, no.2, (June 1983), p.71-75 SIEC No: 19830772

The present article examined chiropractic interns’ & doctors’ ability to recognize suicide lethality factors in their patients. On a suicide lethality scale, chiropractic interns & doctors scored significantly lower than a sample of physicians & psychologists & did not score significantly differently than ministers & college students. Also discusses important factors in assessing suicide risk. Suggestions for helping the suicidal patient in co-operation with a psychiatrist are presented.