Year: 2006 Source: Australian Family Physician, v.35, no.5, (May 2006), p.335-338 SIEC No: 20060857

The purpose of this article is to identify those at risk of suicide & outlines strategies for suicide prevention. This article discusses how there has been much published to assist the general practitioner to identify those at risk, but little to suggest how to assist the patient in such a crisis. Research into the role of impulsivity in suicide would suggest that unless the patient has strategies to confront the suicidal thoughts themselves, they remain at significant risk. (8 refs)