Suicide risk assessment: State of the art and future perspectives

Kaschka, Wolfgang P; Jandl, Martin; Steyer, Juergen; Hodgkinson, Steve (2017). Suicide risk assessment: State of the art and future perspectives. Nervenheilkunde, 36(4), pp. 213-219. Schattauer

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Current epidemiological data reveal that suicide is a prominent cause of death worldwide with approximately one million victims per year and therefore represents a major challenge for the public health systems of modern societies. To improve our methods of suicide prevention, the reliable assessment of an individual person’s suicide risk at any point in time with sufficient sensitivity and specificity appears to be an important milestone, but this has not yet been achieved. The present contribution provides a review of the enormous complexity of the problem and suggests an integrated approach taking into account not only clinical and psychosocial aspects, but also recent neurobiological findings.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center

UniBE Contributor:

Jandl, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0722-1541

Publisher:

Schattauer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Martin Jandl

Date Deposited:

29 Dec 2017 14:42

Last Modified:

29 Dec 2017 14:42

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Suicidal behaviour, epidemiology, suicide risk assessment, suicide prevention, neurobiology

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.108234

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/108234

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