Roger S. McIntyre and Jay Nathanson

in Severe Depression

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Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199570249
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740350 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library


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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.  656 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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