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Managing suicidal patients in clinical practice

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Author(s): Angelo De Gioannis | Diego De Leo

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 2161-7325

Volume: 02;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: clinical management | suicidal patient | community environment | private practice | risk factors | treatment

ABSTRACT
The clinical management of suicidal patients can be very challenging. This paper guides the reader through the basic steps in assessing a subject and deciding the type of treatment to provide. Characteristics of main psychiatric pathologies associated with suicidality are described, with attention to the peculiarities that specific associations may frequently entail.
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