Year: 2014 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2014).44(1):1Ð5.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12068 SIEC No: 20140099

Most individuals who consider suicide do not make suicide attempts. It is therefore critical to identify which suicide ideators are at greatest risk of acting on their thoughts. However, few seminal theories of suicide address which ideators go on to make attempts. In addition, perhaps surprisingly, most oft-cited risk factors for suicide, such as psychiatric disorders, depression, hopelessness, and even impulsivity, distinguish poorly between those who attempt suicide and those who only consider suicide.

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