Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.685-733 SIEC No: 19910355

This article emphasizes the importance of early detection & intervention by medical & mental health practitioners of those at risk for suicidal behavior. An epidemiology of suicide is presented, a well as theoretical models for understanding risk factors, including sociodemographic, psychiatric, psychosocial, genetic & biological variables. Clinical assessment & intervention strategies are also discussed. (VM)