Year: 1999 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.30, no.5, (1999), p.447-453 SIEC No: 20030786

The authors provide a framework for suicide risk assessment that emphasizes 2 domains – history of past attempt & the nature of current suicidal symptoms – that have emerged in suicide research as crucial variables. These domains, when combined with other categories of risk factors, produce a categorization of risk for the individual patient, leading, in turn, to relatively routinized clinical decision making & activity. (34 refs)