Year: 1992 Source: New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. p.16-48 SIEC No: 19940107

This chapter is devoted to a consideration of strategies for assessing risk for completed suicide, in contrast to risk for nonfatal suicide attempts, & to application of empirical knowledge about suicide to estimate the severity of suicide risk. Included is basic epidemological patterns, detecting suicidal thoughts & gauging their intensity, significance of past suicidal history, plus many more topics. (100+ ref.)