Year: 1984 Source: Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1984. p.13-19 SIEC No: 19910840

This article outlines the characteristics & risk factors of suicidal patients, & provides evaluative techniques for physicians to use. The author begins by describing which patients need suicidal evaluation, & then details the interview technique. He outlines the personal & demographic risk factors of suicide (mental illness, age, sex, social & occupational factors, etc.) & concludes by advising how to choose the appropriate treatment. (VM)