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What are the purposes of a psychological autopsy? Can this tool be useful in assessing risk for suicide?

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The purpose of a psychological autopsy is to understand what a person went through before his or death, such as their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Much of the investigation takes place through documentation, health records, and so forth. Everything that is gathered could take months to obtain, but can help a family live at peace by knowing what truly did happen ...

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The solution to this question demonstrates that it will greatly decrease suicide risk, and that the majority of the investigation is done through documentation.