Psych.Suicide.Exam2

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  1. Name 3 risk factors of Suicide
    • 1) family history
    • 2) Preexisting disorder
    • 3) Suicide publicity & media coverage
  2. Depression & Suicide. Do most depressed ppl commit suicide?
    No (30% of all depressed patients attempt suicide).

    5-19% of severely depressed patients will commit suicide.
  3. What are 3 warning signs of suicide?
    • 1) Relationship termination.
    • 2) Suicide ideation.
    • 3) Suicide plan
  4. What is the suicide assessment procedure?
    Previous attempt

    Recent events

    ideation

    plan

    means

    access
  5. Describe the difference between depression & mania.
    • Depressive: far end of the sadness continuum.
    • Leads to hopelessness, fatigue, loss of appetite, isolation.

    • Mania: far end of the happiness continuum.
    • Leads to: self-destructiveness, irritability, suicide, grandiosity.
  6. Are suicidal thats generally higher in men or in women?
    Women.

    *Women are, at large, diagnosed for mood & anxiety disorders than men.
  7. What is the most common method of suicide?
    firearms-->Suffocation-->poison
  8. What are the 3 types of suicide prevention?
    Universal: preventive interventions are administered to all members of a target population.

    Selective: preventive interventions are given to members of a subgroup of a population whose risk is deemed to be above average.

    Indicated: preventive interventions are given to individuals who manifest sub-clinical signs or symptoms of a given disorder.
  9. what is the national strategy of suicide prevention?
    Promote awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable.
  10. What is the SAVE media campaign involve?
    • Radio
    • TV
    • Billboard
    • Prind ad
    • Pamplet

    There is no empirical support for the use of most of these public service components.
  11. Is there considerable evidence to suggest that help seeking behavior was less favorable for those having viewed a PSA?
    Yes.
  12. Is suicide a normal reaction to stress or directly related to a mental illness?
    Directly related to mental illness.

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