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Suicide risk assessment: where are we now?

Michael S Gordon and Glenn A Melvin
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (8): 534. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10761
Published online: 21 October 2013

To the Editor: We applaud Ryan and Large for their timely editorial reviewing suicide risk factors.1 We agree that, with current knowledge, we do not know how to combine risk factors to produce a reliable predictor of suicide risk in the short to medium term.

  • Michael S Gordon1
  • Glenn A Melvin2

  • 1 Early in Life Mental Health Service, Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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