Free psychobehavioral disorders board review questions sample from Med-Challenger.
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This week’s case-based question:
An 18-year-old college student presents to the emergency department (ED) with her best friend and is admitting herself due to self-injurious cuts on her arm.
Upon examination, 4 superficial cuts are present on her left arm. The patient reports that she has a history of cutting while in high school but had not cut again until this most recent episode. The incident was triggered after receiving a C grade on a recent examination. She is not currently in a romantic relationship.
She denies depressed moods, current suicidal ideation, or previous attempts. She is currently in therapy with a psychologist but is not under a psychiatrist’s care. She has an appointment scheduled with the psychologist next week. Her medical history is significant for seasonal allergies.
Which of the following factors is considered to be protective against a future suicide attempt?
willingness of patient’s best friend to stay with her
follow-up appointment with her therapist next week
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