Suicide Attempters in the Emergency Department Before Hospitalization in a Psychiatric Ward

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  • Maurizio Pompili MD, PhD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Marco Innamorati PsyD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Gianluca Serafini MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Alberto Forte MBBS,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Andrea Cittadini MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Iginia Mancinelli MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Giusy Calabró MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Giovanni Dominici MBBS,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • David Lester PhD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Hagop S. Akiskal MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Zoltán Rihmer MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Giulia Iacorossi MBBS,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Nicoletta Girardi MBBS,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Alessandra Talamo MD,

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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  • Roberto Tatarelli MD

    1. Maurizio Pompili, MD, PhD, is Professor of Suicidology, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Marco Innamorati, PsyD, is Professor of Psychology, Università Europea di Roma, Italy; Gianluca Serafini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Alberto Forte, MBBS, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Andrea Cittadini, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Iginia Mancinelli, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giusy Calabró, MD, is a psychiatrist, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Giovanni Dominici, MBBS, is a physician, Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; David Lester, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA; Hagop S. Akiskal, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, International Mood Center, La Jolla, California, USA, and San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA; Zoltán Rihmer, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; and Giulia Iacorossi, MBBS, Nicoletta Girardi, MBBS, Alessandra Talamo, MD, is a psychiatrist, Roberto Tatarelli, MD, is Full Professor of Psychiatry, all from Department of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Sensory Functions, Suicide Prevention Center Sant'Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
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Author contact: maurizio.pompili@uniroma1.it or mpompili@mclean.harvard.edu, with a copy to the Editor: gpearson@uchc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE.  The study aims to compare the current suicidal risk of mood disorder patients who had just attempted suicide, as compared with those who had not attempted suicide, admitted to an emergency department (ED), and then hospitalized in a psychiatric unit.

METHOD.  One hundred sixty-one mood disorder patients admitted to the ED were studied. A total of 22.4% of the participants were admitted for a suicide attempt. Patients were assessed for psychopathology and diagnosis.

FINDINGS.  Suicide attempters were nearly 12 times more likely to report ongoing suicidal ideation during the psychiatric evaluation in the ED than nonattempters. Men and women did not differ for current and previous suicide attempts or for ongoing suicidal ideation.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS.  It is important to conduct a suicide risk assessment when individuals are admitted to an ED.

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