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There is a lack of evidence for the routine screening of patients using a screening instrument (C). GPs should be alert for higher-risk individuals and the possibility of suicide in these patients. There is evidence that detecting and treating depression has a role in suicide prevention.44,45 For example, the incidence of suicide has decreased in older men and women in association with exposure to antidepressants.31,46

 Suicide: Identifying risk

Table 10.2.1

Suicide: Identifying risk

Tests to detect suicide risk

Table 10.2.2

Tests to detect suicide risk

This event attracts CPD points and can be self recorded

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