Suicide risk in adolescents, adults and older adults: Screening

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Publisher:  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The Task Force concluded that although there was some evidence of effectiveness that screening may detect risk of suicide especially in adults, the evidence is insufficient at this time to recommend screening in primary care. It was noted that psychotherapy may prevent suicide attempts in some high-risk adults, but effective interventions for high-risk adolescents have not yet been proven. This statement updates an earlier statement published in 2004. This page links to the full set of recommendations and summaries.

Populations:  Adults, Older Adults, Adolescents
Settings:  Primary Care
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Treatment