Title

Plastic Surgery and Suicide: A Clinical Guide for Plastic Surgeons.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2016

Publication Title

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open

Abstract

Several studies have identified an increased risk of suicide among patient populations which a plastic surgeon may have a high risk of encountering: women undergoing breast augmentation, cosmetic surgery patients, and breast cancer patients. No formal guidelines exist to assist a plastic surgeon when faced with such a patient, and not every plastic surgery team has mental health clinicians that are readily accessible for consultation or referral. The goal of this clinical guide is to offer plastic surgeons a set of practical approaches to manage potentially suicidal patients. In addition, the authors review a screening tool, which can assist surgeons when encountering high-risk patients.

PubMed ID

27622096

Volume

4

Issue

8

First Page

e828

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