Short-Term Psychotherapy May Help Prevent Repeated Suicide Attempts

In continuing coverage, the New York Times (12/2, Bakalar) “Well” blog reports that according to a study published online Nov. 24 in The Lancet Psychiatry, “short-term psychotherapy may be an effective way to prevent repeated suicide attempts.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying “5,678 people who had attempted suicide and then received a program of short-term psychotherapy based on needs, including crisis intervention, cognitive therapy, behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic and psychoanalytic treatment,” then comparing “them with 17,034 people who had attempted suicide but received standard care, including admission to a hospital, referral for treatment or discharge with no referral.”

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— “Therapy Prevents Repeat Suicide Attempts,” Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, December 1, 2014.

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