Year: 1979 Source: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, v.17, no.20, (1979), p.77-80 SIEC No: 19840160

The problems faced by a G.P. in dealing with suicidal/parasuicidal patients are examined. The common backgrounds of each are outlined and identification of such patients are discussed. Treatment strategies are suggested based on determined risk level. A second article discusses the hospital management of patients after an attempt. Assessment factors include: depressive/chronic illness, lack of social support and patient’s history. Treatment suggested include psychotherapy & drugs.