April 01, 2008

CME Activity

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Sample questions:
Suicide statistics help to give the clinician a sense of the extent of this clinical problem, and, when put into context, may guide clinical risk assessment and decision making. Which of the following statements regarding suicide in the United States is false?
Differentiating short-term from long-term risk factors for suicide may be important, because modifying just a few short-term risk factors may significantly reduce a patient's risk for suicide. Among the suicide risk factors identified in a 10-year prospective study of patients with affective disorders (Fawcett et al. 1990), which of the following was considered to be a long-term suicide risk factor rather than a short-term one?
The rates of suicide associated with different psychiatric illnesses must be considered in clinical care. Which of the following statements about suicidality in various psychiatric disorders is false?