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Depression in primary care: assessing suicide risk.

Singapore Med J; 58(2): 72-77, 2017 Feb.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28210741

Abstract

Major depression is a common condition seen in the primary care setting. This article describes the suicide risk assessment of a depressed patient, including practical aspects of history-taking, consideration of factors in deciding if a patient requires immediate transfer for inpatient care and measures to be taken if the patient is not hospitalised. It follows on our earlier article about the approach to management of depression in primary care.