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Suicide

Suicide

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Published by: anreilegarde on Dec 04, 2010
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PSYCHIATRIC NURSINGPSYCHIATRIC NURSING
SUICIDE
 
SUICIDESUICIDE
y
 VIOLENCE , SELF DIRECTED ; RISK FOR 
Self destructive behavior(introjection)anfer andrage turned inwards or into an attempt to punishothers
Most common as depression is lifting 10-14 daysafter anti depressant medications/ new signs of energy or improvement
Individual feels guilty and overwhelmed ±suicideseen as relief 
 Ambivalence may lead to cry for help or attention
 Attempts to cope fail-hopelessness andhelplessness
 
RISK FACTORS:
y
Sex ±white male divorced caucasian
y
Unsuccessful previous attempt
y
Identification with someone who commitedsuicide
y
Chronic
y
Illness
y
Depression/dependent personality 
y
 Age (18-25 and >40) , alcoholism
y
Lethality of previous attempts/losses

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