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Strategies for suicide prevention

Rihmer, Zoltán; Belsö, Nóra; Kiss, Kitty

Current Opinion in Psychiatry: January 2002 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 83-87
Mood Disorders
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Suicide is a major health problem everywhere in the world, and its prevention currently receives increasing attention. After the short summary of suicide risk factors, the authors review the clinically most useful (psychiatric-medical) suicide risk factors that can help healthcare workers in the identification and management of groups at higher risk of suicide. However, because not only healthcare workers are responsible for suicide prevention, the role of community leaders as well as the importance of the media are also briefly discussed.

In- and Outpatient Department of Psychiatry No. XIII, National Institute for Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary

Correspondence to Dr Zoltán Rihmer, MD, PhD, Director and Head, In- and Outpatient Department of Psychiatry No. XIII, National Institute for Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest 27, Pf. 1, H-1281, Hungary. Tel: +36 1 391 5353; fax: +36 1 200 0770; e-mail: rihmer.zoltan@posta.net

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.