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Psyche Suicide Risk Factor

A 30 year old patient has admitted to having suicide intention to the medical staff on the wards. Which one of the following is a worrying feature?

A. Number of tablets overdosed
B. Female sex
C. Age 30
D. Absence of family history
E. Writing a suicide note
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e. writing a note.

i'd assume it is a part of "having a plan"
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E.

if he writes a note on his intentions to commit suicide... i'd be pretty concerned about him wanting to commit suicide haha
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I think its B ...... females have a higher rate of sucide attempt ( they usually dont succeed , men succeed more often .... hahaha ) , as for age younger and older people have more rate of sucide .......
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A ) no of tablets overdosed ?!?!
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either A or E

Number of tablets can show how serious the patient is about comitting suicide.

A written document means the patient has already planned everything.


More likely E now that I think about it.
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oh ! E is the correct ans ....... checked in FA males , young and elderly pts have higher risk and pts with organised plan which is a sucide note .......
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so whats the answer? a good question
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How do we rule out histrionic personality disorder?

It is possible that the letter and the planned suicide are an attempt to gain attention...
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