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Are there any strategies for managing suicidal patients?

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Patrick Wong
28 January 2021
Are there any strategies for managing suicidal patients?

Are there any strategies for managing suicidal patients?

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Season Cheung
27 January 2021

I’m glad to help.

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Patrick Wong
27 January 2021

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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Season Cheung
27 January 2021

Kleepsies and Dettmer (2000) conducted a meta-analysis of studies investigating strategies for managing acutely suicidal patients of all ages. They stress the importance of viewing risk factors within a framework of comprehensive suicide assessment. At the point of acute suicidal emergency, it is important to thoroughly assess comorbid conditions. A high-risk profile includes depression with comorbid alcohol abuse, insomnia, decreased concentration, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive features, and previous history of suicide attempts.

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Kleespies, P. M., & Dettmer, E. L. (2000). An evidence‐based approach to evaluating and managing suicidal emergencies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(9), 1109-1130.

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