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Early Career Psychiatrists

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

Scott A. Freeman

Published: July 21, 2009

Article Abstract

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

Volume: 70

Quick Links: Depression (MDD) , Suicide

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