Year: 1991 Source: Postgraduate Medicine, v.90, no.4, (September 15, 1992), p.59-62 SIEC No: 19920248

Many thousands of people complete suicide each year in the United States. Because psychiatric consultation is not always immediately available, it is vital that every primary care physician understand how to assess the suicide risk of patients who hint at suicide or are severely depressed. The author discusses risk factors & provides a paradigm for evaluating suicidal patients. (11 refs.)