Year: 1991 Source: Psychiatric Medicine, v.9, no.2, (1991), p.299-311 SIEC No: 19911086

Discusses the problems faced by the clinician in attempting to prevent suicide in patients under treatment. It will focus on the task of assessing suicide potential & intitiating interventions to prevent suicide in patients at high risk. Specifically, the state of the art in identifying the suicidal patient will be reviewed, & various interventions available to the clinician will be discussed. (34 refs.)