Year: 1991 Source: Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, v.21, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.106-114 SIEC No: 19910682

The authors assert that the clinical assessment of suicide risk is a difficult task that the traditional literature contributes to in a limited way. This study details which risk factors 81 psychiatrists ranked as the most crucial. Hopelessness was ranked first, followed by suicidal ideation, previous attempts, the level of mood & affect, quality of relationships, depression, & social integration. These findings are discussed with respect to traditional literature. (VM)