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Suicidal Behavior Disorder

Suicidal behavior disorder is a diagnostic entity included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), as a “Condition for Further Study.” The DSM-5 defines a suicide attempt as a set of behaviors initiated by an individual who expected these actions to result in his or her own death at the time of initiation. Under the proposed criteria, suicidal behavior disorder would be diagnosed if an individual has made a suicide attempt within the past 24 months that could not be classified as a nonsuicidal self-injury or preparatory action and that has not been undertaken solely for a political or religious objective or initiated during a state of delirium or confusion. Since the 1970s, there has been an increased recognition and ...

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