Preventing suicide after traumatic brain injury: implications for general practice.

@article{Simpson2007PreventingSA,
  title={Preventing suicide after traumatic brain injury: implications for general practice.},
  author={Grahame Kenneth Simpson and Robyn L. Tate},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2007},
  volume={187 4},
  pages={229-32}
}
People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have an increased risk of suicide, suicide attempts and suicide ideation compared with the general population. Most suicide deaths and attempts involve self-poisoning. General practitioners are strategically placed to make a significant contribution to preventing suicide in this group. Assessment approaches need to take into account the chronic nature of suicide risk in people with TBI. The assessment of post-TBI depression is complicated by the… CONTINUE READING