The intentional taking of one's own life
Passive: A conscious desire not to live
Active: Intention to die with or without a plan
Parasuicidal behavior: Self-injury not...
Verbalization of suicidal ideation with or without plan
Psychotic symptoms (i.e., paranoia, command auditory...
For potentially dangerous patient who refuses transport to treatment facility; involve police and impose restraint.
Risk to medics on the scene in cases of firearms or other weapo...
If patient endorses suicidal ideation with plan and intent, admission may be needed for safety.
If impulsivity, anger, or aggression hinder ability to control beh...
A careful history will identify risk factors for suicide.
Access collateral sources of information about patient's recent thoughts and behavior.
Maintain patient safety during evalua...
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Cooper JB, Lawlor MP, Hiroeh U, et al. Factors that infl...
311 Depressive disorder, not elsewhere classified
V17.0 Family history of psychiatric condition
V62.84 Suicidal ideation
300.9 Unspecified nonpsychotic mental disorder
R45.851 Suicidal idea...
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