Year: 2004 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.34, no.4, (May 2005), p.367-372 SIEC No: 20090169

This article discusses the accuracy of clinical suicide risk assessments & the confidence mental health professionals have in their ability to assess risk. Problems that can occur during the clinical interview are described & alternative interview styles are suggested. An illustrative case example is provided. (25 refs.)