An approach to the patient in crisis: assessments of the risk of suicide and violence.
Med Clin North Am. 2010 Nov;94(6):1089-102
Authors: Brendel RW, Wei MH, Edersheim JG
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is defined as intentional self-harm with the intent of causing death. Various mental disorders may be a cause for increased violence. This article outlines the elements of the risk assessment (for harm to self and/or others) in patients in crisis and addresses which contributing factors may be modifiable. This article also proposes a practical framework for the management of risk regarding suicide and violence.
PMID: 20951271 [PubMed - in process]