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Definitions
Chapter:
Definitions
Source:
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Robert D. Goldney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0002

There are no universally agreed definitions of suicidal behaviour. There has been a plethora of terms attempting to accommodate the semantics and diversity of suicidal behaviour. A pragmatic approach based on suicidal intent and physical lethality is of most clinical utility.

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