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acute risks for suicide

anxiety, stress, insomnia, panic, substance abuse, access to weapons, agitation

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does a patients history affect?

serious earlier attempt puts them at risk

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age risk?

older

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substance use?

increased risk

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sex risk?

male, higher risk of completion due to more violent behavior.

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race risk?

higher for white

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family history risk?

doe shave an impact

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social status?

socially isolated has higher risk. married has a lower risk

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religion risk?

jewish or protestant higher risk

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profession?

higher risk for professionals

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immutable risks?

history, family history, demographics, culture, personality traits

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circumstantial risks

unemployment, financial difficulties, relationship, physical injury/illness, life transitions, access to lethality.

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modifiable risks.

drinking/drug use, nicotine use, unstructured time, perceived stress, hopelessness/helplessness.

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what is the risk triad?

ideation, plan, intention

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what percent is due to mental illness? and what illness most common?

almost all 95%. many due to depression.

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what is the most common form.

hanging

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what is the most common age?

rare in childhood, higher in adolescent, adult rates increase after 55.

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what happens in the elderly?

decreases for women and increases for men.

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what approach for therapy?

least restrictive. add medication quickly that will help anxiety and insomnia. add slower acting antidepressants as well as psychotherapy

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when to hospitalize the patient

if at high risk we can detain for 1-63 days depending on the state. cannot force meds once hospitalized?

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what other therapies are used?

ECT, ketamine, litium, clozapine