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Suicidality

Roger S. McIntyre and Jay Nathanson

in Severe Depression

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607471 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199570249.003.0005

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Suicidality

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• The term “suicidality” is highly ambiguous and of questionable clinical utility; practitioners need to disaggregate “suicidality” into transient suicidal ideation, chronic suicidal ideation, non-serious self-harm, serious self-harm, and suicide, in order to provide more meaningful clinical translation • Suicide in major depressive disorder (MDD) is overrepresented in severe expressions of the illness • Melancholia and psychotic features are associated with suicidal ideation.

Chapter.  654 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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