Year: 1988 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1988. p.353-385 SIEC No: 19890359

Suicide risk assessment of psychiatric patients is examined including discussion of the contribution of psychosocial stressors, personality & cognitive style, intercurrent medical illness, & specific psychiatric syndromes to suicidal risk. Current knowledge is applied to suicide prevention through empirically based psychiatric treatment of high risk patients & indications for psychiatric inpatient treatment are given. The effectiveness of treatment in reducing suicide risk is examined. 265 refs.