Year: 2002 Source: New York: Guilford Press, 2002. p.581-601 SIEC No: 20030473

This chapter reviews the literature on the epidemiology, assessment, & management of suicide in depressed patients. Topics discussed include inquiring about suicidal thoughts & behavior, the importance of assessing psychopathology, risk assessment tailored to a specific clinical diagnosis, risk management, & deciding on the setting for therapy. Directions for future research are also presented. (143 refs)