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Frequently asked questions 

Frequently asked questions
Chapter:
Frequently asked questions
Source:
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Robert D. Goldney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0013

Asking about suicide does not increase the risk. The management of younger and older persons, and also those with self-harm requires modification of the overall management approach. Suicide bombers should be more accurately described as homicide bombers. There is no evidence that no-harm contracts are effective. De-institutionalization may be associated with increased suicide. The Internet has both potential negative and positive effects on suicidal behaviour. Previous testamentary capacity is not necessarily negated by suicide. Enquiries about the causes of suicide should be conducted with full awareness of the limitation of our capacity to predict suicide.

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