The suicidal patient

Robert M.A. Hirschfeld

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Patients at imminent risk of suicide (within 48 hours) generally require psychiatric hospitalization. Short-term risk is an indication for aggressive, closely supervised medical therapy, with possible referral to a substance abuse program. If risk is low but chronic, drug treatment or psychotherapy may reduce underlying stressors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-138
Number of pages20
JournalHospital practice
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 15 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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