Suicide and Deliberate Self-harm


1. The following are true:  
A. Durkheim wrote about ecological views on suicide F
B. Esquirol suggested a psychiatric viewpoint on suicide T
C. Durkheim suggested altruistic, egoistic, and analytic types of suicide F
D. Thomas Browne coined the term ‘suicide’ T
E. In the Health of the Nation UK 1992, the Government set out plans to reduce suicide in the mentally ill by 15 % F
2. Associations of suicide include:  
A. Unemployment T
B. High rates in winter months F
C. Highest rates in lowest social group F
D. Low rates in upper social class F
E. Increased rates in vets T
3. Increased rates have been reported with:  
A. Renal dialysiss T
C. Epilepsy T
D. Patients with high cholesterol F
E. Peptic ulcer T
4. Features contributing to higher rates among the prison population include:  
A. Prisoners convicted of minor crimes F
B. Prisoners on remand T
C. Previous psychiatric history T
D. Short sentence F
E. Hanging is least common method F
5. Risk factors in depression include:  
A. Panic attacks T
B. Delusions T
C. Persistent insomnia T
D. Hopelessness T
E. Agitation T
6. Risk factors in schizophrenia include:  
A. Older patient F
B. Low level of premorbid function F
C. Ongoing psychosis F
D. Akathisia T
E. Short duration of illness F
7. Risk factors in alcohol dependence include:  
A. Female F
B. Younger age (less than 40) F
C. Period of abstinence prior to attempt F
D. Unemployment T
E. Currently married F
8. Risk factors in neurotic illness include:  
A Obsessive compulsive disorder F
B. Panic disorder T
C. Anorexia T
E. Bulimia T
9. DSH is more common in:  
A. Females T
B. Lower social classes T
C. Asian subcultures T
D. Rural areas F
E. Over 35 years F
10. Predictors of repetition of DSH include:  
A. Male sex F
B. Personality disorder T
C. Alcoholism T
D. Previous DSH T
E. Intact personality F
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