Year: 1969 Source: Emergency Medicine, (April 1969), p.36-38 SIEC No: 19850464

The author emphasizes the importance of the physician’s ability to recognize the suicidal patient: “The key to suicide prevention is alertness to the two clinical conditions most likely to end in suicide–depression & alcoholism.” (p.36) Included are a chart illustrating the profile of both an alcoholic & a depressed individual at risk for suicide, & a series of questions useful in determining suicidal intent. (NBB)