behavioural clues

behavioural clues

A term of art referring to abrupt changes in a person’s behaviour which suggest suicidal ideation.

Behavioural clues
Donating body to a medical school, purchasing a gun, stockpiling pills with overdose potential, putting personal and business affairs in order, making or changing a will, taking out insurance or changing beneficiaries; giving away money and/or possessions; changes in behaviour (especially episodes of screaming, hitting, throwing things or failure to get along with family, friends and peers), suspicious behaviour (e.g., keeping odd hours, waving or kissing goodbye, sudden interest or disinterest in church or religion), scheduling doctor’s appointment for no apparent reason, loss of physical skills, general confusion or loss of understanding, judgement or memory.
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Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): The next time you shed crocodile tears, be careful - a new study has given behavioural clues to spot fabricated versus genuine displays of remorse.
What we're claiming is that before you have any behavioural clues, these electrical transmission problems may be occurring," he said.
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