Year: 1985 Source: Psychiatric Hospital, v.16, no.1, (1985), p.33-39 SIEC No: 19870908

Evaluation and management of patients who are self-destructive with suicidal thoughts and behavior entails an understanding of the epidemiological correlates of suicidal behavior. The authors discuss variables regarding the evaluation and management of self-destructive behavior and the management of such patients in an outpatient or inpatient hospital setting.