JOSEPH H. OBEGI PsyD
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Chapter 1: Description
Which of the following is a reason why so little is known about treating suicidal behavior?
Exclusion of suicidal persons from research
Little has been written about suicidal behavior
Hospitalization stays have shortened
A key concept in the differential diagnosis of suicidal behavior is:
Among adults who experienced a major depressive episode in the past year, ____ thought that it would be better if they were dead.
When assessing suicidal ideation, which of the following questions does the author advise against using?
Have you thought of hurting yourself?
Are you thinking about suicide?
Are you thinking about killing yourself?
The author describes problems with all of the following suicide-related terms except:
More Americans die by suicide than by homicide. The ratio of suicides to homicides is:
For both death by suicide and suicide attempts, acute alcohol use played a role in over ____ of the cases.
Chapter 2: Theories and Models of Suicidal Behavior
The level of a serotonin metabolite, CSF 5-HIAAA, has shown to be ____ among persons with mood disorders who died by suicide.
The significant role of hopelessness as a risk factor was emphasized by:
The purpose of suicidal behavior is to escape unendurable pain. This was asserted by which of the following:
How a person becomes a deliberate agent of his or her own death was described by:
Chapter 3: Treatment
When suicidality is in the clinical picture, the treatment plan should:
Address the underlying diagnostic condition
Target the individual's suicide risk
Regarding the estimation of suicide risk which of the following is true?
The patterning of risk and protective factors is more important than the presence or absence of specific risk and protective factors.
The denial of suicidal ideation is the key to estimating suicide risk.
Given enough clinical information, one can use a scientifically-based formula to estimate suicide risk.
Chapter 4: Treatment
According to the author, the best validated approach for reducing suicidal behavior is:
Orienting the suicidal patient to treatment involves discussing goals and expectations as well as:
contracting with patient not to kill himself or herself.
reviewing roles and responsibilities.
establishing a safety plan.
____ is a intervention technique that focuses on the intense emotional experiences that trigger suicidal behavior.
reducing perceived burdensomeness
identifying automatic thoughts
When screening for suicide risk in low income African American women, the author cites research suggesting that ____ should always be assessed.
the degree of financial hardship
The evidence that inpatient hospitalization reduces future suicides can be best described as:
When involving families in supporting the suicidal patient, the author recommends all of the following except:
Asking the family to perform
Educating the family about warning signs
Getting family assistance to remove lethal means
According to the author, the relatively high rate of suicide following inpatient hospitalization is indicative of which of the following problems?
problems in initial risk assessment
problems in continuity of care
problems in collaboriation
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