Year: 1987 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.150, (February 1987), p.145-153 SIEC No: 19880087

K. Hawton presents an overview of suicidal assessment, initially addressing the problems in determining risk, & then proceeding to an examination of the risk of suicide for those with psychiatric disorders & for particular clinical populations, both hospitalized patients & suicide attempters. Various research findings that can assist the clinician in making a decision about risk are presented. 73 Refs. (NBB)