Managing suicidal patients in clinical practice

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The clinical management of suicidal patients can be very challenging. This paper guides the reader through the basic steps in assessing a subject and deciding the type of treatment to provide. Characteristics of main psychiatric pathologies associated with suicidality are described, with attention to the peculiarities that specific associations may frequently entail.

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Gioannis, A. and Leo, D. (2012) Managing suicidal patients in clinical practice. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 49-60. doi: 10.4236/ojpsych.2012.21008.


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