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Definitions

Robert D. Goldney

in Suicide Prevention

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199677580
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191757044 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0002

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Definitions

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There are no universally agreed definitions of suicidal behaviour. There has been a plethora of terms attempting to accommodate the semantics and diversity of suicidal behaviour. A pragmatic approach based on suicidal intent and physical lethality is of most clinical utility.

Chapter.  1510 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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