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Risk assessment and initial management of suicidal adolescents.
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PMID:  24897985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Adolescents at risk of suicide present a particularly difficult management challenge for all clinicians involved in their care. Adolescents have more suicidal thoughts and behaviours than adults. Management of adolescents at risk of suicide has specific challenges, which are different from those for suicidal adults.
OBJECTIVE: To provide a review of the relevant clinical factors in the assessment of a suicidal adolescent. To provide the general practitioner with practical advice for the assessment of a suicidal adolescent, based on the international literature.
DISCUSSION: This article summarises the demographic, clinical, family and environmental and psychological factors associated with adolescent suicide risk. Steps towards the management of suicidal adolescents are presented and include risk assessment and safety planning.
Authors:
Michael Gordon; Glenn Melvin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
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