Suicide in psychiatric patients: risk and prevention.

@article{Appleby1992SuicideIP,
  title={Suicide in psychiatric patients: risk and prevention.},
  author={Louis Appleby},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1992},
  volume={161},
  pages={
          749-58
        }
}
  • Louis Appleby
  • Published 1992 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
The prevention of suicide requires an understanding of protective as well as risk factors, and the recognition of high-risk groups. Factors which increase the risk in patient populations include previous parasuicide, recent relapse or discharge, features of mental state (depression, psychosis), social circumstances (isolation, unemployment), and demographic characteristics (male sex, young age). Protective factors are under-researched but are likely to lie in the nature of psychiatric care… CONTINUE READING
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