Suicide Risk and Psychopharmacology: Assessment and Management of Acute and Chronic Risk Factors

Completed suicide is the most common fatal complication of psychiatric disorders and their treatment. As a consequence, assessment of risk is a critical task for the psychiatrist or mental health professional. In considering risk, completed suicide needs to be distinguished from suicidal ideation or attempts.

J Clin Psychiatry 2009;70(7):1052-1053