Report suggests ways to manage suicide risk in primary care

10/20/2011 | ClinicalAdvisor.com

A report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings said that primary care providers write more prescriptions and see patients more frequently in the month before a suicide than mental health specialists do. Researchers came up with recommendations to manage suicide risk in a primary care setting, including "understanding the difference between risk factors and warning signs, developing a suicide risk assessment, and practically managing suicidal crises."

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