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please tell me what will doctors do to help save someone who attempted suicide by cutting their wrist?

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Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience Clinical Psychology
You can be admitted : You can be admitted into a psychiatric ward of a hospital or inpatient setting for observation. These would include psychiatric , psychological testing. And quite possible a medication stabilizing regimen. As well ongoing appointment with counselors, doctors' etc.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cutting : The full psychiatric evaluation is medically indicated, immediately. Chances are the person will have to be inpatient for a while until self harm is no longer an issue. Follow up psychiatric help with medication and intensive psychotherapy should be the next course of action for this person.
Answered on Mar 3, 2015

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