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Ann Intern Med. 2002 Feb 19;136(4):302-11.

A current perspective of suicide and attempted suicide.

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Columbia University, New York, New York, USA. jjm@columbia.edu

Abstract

Suicide and suicide attempts are a major cause of death and morbidity worldwide. Suicide is generally a complication of a psychiatric disorder, but it requires additional risk factors because most psychiatric patients never attempt suicide. This review includes a hypothesized stress-diathesis model, which has implications for detection of high-risk patients and treatment interventions, and discusses promising treatment approaches that have been recently identified.

PMID:
11848728
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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