Year: 1993 Source: Italian Journal of Suicidology, v.3, no.1, (April 1993), p.9-23 SIEC No: 19930678

This paper is a review of known risk indicators and some guidelines for clinical management of those judged to be at high risk. Beyond establishing the diagnosis, clinicians must conduct carefully structured risk assessments to designate those individuals who are in imminent danger of suicide and who therefore require immediate clinical intervention. The suicide risk profiles associated with major depression, alcoholism, and schizophrenia are discussed in detail. (42 refs.)