Year: 2002 Source: BMJ, v.325, no.7357, (20 July 2002), p.149-152 SIEC No: 20030243

This article is targeted towards a general audience. The article provides general information on depression by discussing such topics as the clinical features & classifications of suicide; suicide risk factors; & the diagnosis of depression. The article concludes with a section on the management of depression, which includes available treatments & service organizations that deal with depression. The article contains a risk assessment that classifies low level risk as suicidal ideation without attempt, & high level risk in which there is a plan for the suicidal actions. (AK)