Year: 2004 Source: Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine, v.29, no.1, (March 2004), p.65-74 SIEC No: 20061049

There are many known suicide risk factors common to major psychiatric disorders but their impact on suicide vulnerability remains unclear. The authors used FALCON (Fuzzy Adaptive Learning Control Network) to evaluate those impacts. The impact and direction of influence of the various risk factors differed for each diagnosis. Evaluation of individual patients with their specific impact profile & determination of direction of influence of the corresponding suicide risk factors may assist in increasing the accuracy of individual suicide risk assesments. (36 refs.)