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Emergency medicine questions (EMQs)
Theme: Suicide and suicidal behaviours
  1. Michael Davey1,2
  1. 1Department of Emergency, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2Division Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael John Davey, Assistant Director, Director Research, Department of Emergency, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; michael.davey{at}health.sa.gov.au

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Question 1

Which of the following are true regarding suicidal intent and suicide?

  1. A previous suicide attempt is the best predictor of a future suicide attempt.

  2. 10–15% of those attempting suicide succeed, but 60–70% of successful suicides have no prior history of attempts.

  3. Patients who attempt suicide have low CSF serotonin levels.

  4. Borderline personality disorder is the Axis II diagnosis most closely associated with suicide.

Question 2

Which of the following are true regarding assessment of potentially suicidal patients?

  1. A ‘SAD PERSONS’ score of …

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