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Medical decreases risk of suicide among patients

Often someone with risk factors not directly asked if he is having suicidal thoughts

 
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Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year thousands of people give order to their lives. Although it is a shock to family and friends, some signals can alert them. Often a simple question to the doctor may be enough to help a person to start treatment.

A new paper by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Proceedings and the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, highlights the importance of primary health care for a treatment plan is successful.

"As physicians, we know that patients do not suddenly think about suicide because I always ask them if they ever think about dying. But often a patient with risk factors not directly asked if he is having suicidal thoughts," says psychiatrist Timothy Lineberry.

People at risk of suicide, often being subjected to treatments of diseases such as depression, anxiety or addiction. In fact, nearly 45% of those who die by suicide have day care before death.

The article highlights the potential benefits for the treatment of depression and subsequent suicide risk reduction provided by the monitoring. In collaborative care, multidisciplinary teams systematically evaluate the progress of individuals over time to make the most effective treatment and educate patients.

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