Pharmacological approaches

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:

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Pharmacological approaches

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The use of some psychotropic medications in those who are suicidal has been controversial. If there is a mental disorder for which there is evidence of effective pharmacological treatment, then that treatment should be offered. There are persuasive studies demonstrating the effectiveness of antidepressant, mood stabilizer and anti-psychotic medications in reducing suicidality, including suicide, in patients with mood and schizophrenic disorders.

Chapter.  3355 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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