Sheehan & Giddens Phenotypic Suicidality Disorders Classification and Criteria
Phenotypic Suicidality Disorders Classification and Criteria
Developed by Dr. David V. Sheehan & Jennifer M. Giddens
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Clozapine may control suicidal command hallucinations. Lithium often reduces suicidality in patients with Bipolar Disorder. Antidepressants may reduce suicidality in elderly patients with Major Depressive Disorder. NMDA-receptor antagonists, like ketamine, may reduce suicidality in others. Response to any one treatment is not trans-nosological.
Sheehan & Giddens created a phenotypic classification system for suicidality episodes and suicidality disorders. This phenotypic classification may help clinicians better select a treatment based on the patient’s phenotype. The suicidality disorders classification provides a system to gather phenotypic-specific information on each suicidality disorder. A good phenotypic classification may provide better predictive models of treatment response for those at risk of dying by suicide.
This product contains the classification structure and diagnostic criteria for 11 phenotypic suicidality disorders.
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