The suicidal patient

Robert M A Hirschfeld

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Abstract

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.

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The suicidal patient. / Hirschfeld, Robert M A.

In: Hospital Practice, Vol. 33, No. 10, 15.10.1998, p. 119-133.

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