Clinical Case Database / Category: Practical Procedure
A patient admitted following an overdose: mental health and risk assessment
Katherine Linehan, Stephen Taylor
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 5, p.38 (123Doc Education, London, May 2010)
This article discusses the psychiatric assessment and management of a 46-year-old woman following an overdose. Risk assessment is essential following deliberate self harm, as is ensuring suitable follow-up. This case highlights the risks associated with repeated self-harm and what support can be offered to minimise such risks.
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1. NICE (2004) Self-harm; the short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care; Assessment of needs (specialist mental health professionals). NICE clinical guideline, July, 16:22.214.171.124.
3. NICE (2004) Self-harm, the short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care; Psychosocial assessment after hospital attendance for self-harm; current practice, risk factors. NICE clinical guideline, 16:126.96.36.199.
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