Year: 2002 Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, v.114, no.15-16, (30 August, 2002), p.685-690 SIEC No: 20030460

This study investigated the knowledge, attitudes, experiences, & potential problems general practitioners have in dealing with persons at risk of dying by suicide in Vienna, a city well known for having a rather high suicide rate. Results showed that general practitioners’ knowledge of suicidality & its management was found to be sufficient, as was their awareness of risk groups. However, general practitioners found it difficult to assess suicide risk, & they generally did not receive enough training in suicide prevention & were interested in further training. (23 refs)