Which affect findings during a mental status review suggest increased suicide risk?

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Depression and anxiety are commonly seen in people who are suicidal. One specific emotion of concern is the patient exhibiting a flat affect when describing his or her thoughts and plans of suicide and self-destructive behavior.


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