Year: 1999 Source: Professional Psychology: Researhc and Practice, v.30, no.6, (1999), p.576-580 SIEC No: 20031336

The assessment of risk for suicide in patients with major depression is a difficult task for professional psychologists. Not only is prediction itself a nearly impossible feat, but the literature is full of risk factors to which one should attend. By combining clinical & empirical literature of major depression-specific risk factors with the reported behaviors of practicing psychologists, the authors present critical factors for assessing suicidal risk. (28 refs)