Suicide risk factors SAD PERSONS:
Age: young, elderly
Previous suicide attempts
Ethanol and other drugs
Reality testing/ Rational thought (loss of)
Social support lacking
Organized suicide plan
Sickness/ Stated future intent
Sensitivity and Specificity
seNsitivity of a test: related to the rate of false Negatives.
sPecificity of a test: related to the rate of false Positives.
· Alternatively written:
seNsitive: No Non-Negatives.
sPecific: Puny Psuedo-Positives.
Informed consent: requirements, exceptions "Sign this DOC before we can start":
· Exceptions to informed consent are WIPE:
Privilege (therapeutic privilege)
Hill criteria for causality " 'Clowns Pursuing Epidemiology' Commonly Behind The Silly Samples":
Strength of association
Primary: Predisposing factors decreased.
Secondary: Severity decreased.
Tertiary: Therapy, Training.
Suicide risk factors in order of risk SOARS:
· Top 6 risk factors in order of highest to lowest risk:
Serious previous attempt
Older than 45
Reliability Random Error
Error: type I (alpha) vs. type II (beta) Type I (Alpha) Error:
"There Is An Effect" where in reality there is none.
Cigarette smoke: major carcinogens PANT:
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
· Nicotine and Carbon monoxide are Non-Carcinogenic.