J. John Mann, MD
Acknowledgments: The author thanks Drs. Victoria Arango, Mark Underwood, and Kevin Malone for ideas and suggestions.
Grant Support: By the National Institute of Mental Health (MH46745, MH48514, MH40210, MH56390).
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Suicide and suicide attempts are a major cause of death and morbidity worldwide. Suicide is generally a complication of a psychiatric disorder, but it requires additional risk factors because most psychiatric patients never attempt suicide. This review includes a hypothesized stress-diathesis model, which has implications for detection of high-risk patients and treatment interventions, and discusses promising treatment approaches that have been recently identified.
Mann JJ. A Current Perspective of Suicide and Attempted Suicide. Ann Intern Med. ;136:302–311. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-4-200202190-00010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(4):302-311.
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