Year: 1988 Source: Clinical Psychiatry News, v.16, no.11, (November 1988), p.1,12 SIEC No: 19910327

This article discusses 9 factors to help judge the risk of a depressed or suicidal patient committing suicide within 60 days of evaluation. The factors include: prior psychiatric hospitalization, contemplation of suicide by jumping or hanging, suicidal impulses, divorced marital status, threat of financial loss, a sense of being a burden, the interviewer having a negative reaction to being the patient, severe crying or inability to cry, & ideas of persecution. (VM)