Year: 1993 Source: New Jersey Medicine, v.90, no.2, (February 1993), p.134-137 SIEC No: 19931092

This study looks at the differential means of diagnosis involved in suicidal behaviour. Specifically, the physician confronted with a patient who is suicidal, must identify the etiology of the self-destructive behaviour and provide diagnostic specific treatment. Also looked at is the fact that suicide in most instances is a preventable cause of death. (14 refs.)