Suicide psychotherapy

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Effective psychotherapies for suicide prevention include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family therapy and group psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy can reduce intentional self-harm in adolescents. The active treatments included many types of psychotherapy often combined with usual care. Effective psycotheraputic strategies include:[1][2][2][3]

References

  1. Esposito-Smythers C, Spirito A, Kahler CW, Hunt J, Monti P (December 2011). "Treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and suicidality among adolescents: a randomized trial". J Consult Clin Psychol. 79 (6): 728–39. doi:10.1037/a0026074. PMC 3226923. PMID 22004303.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mehlum L, Tørmoen AJ, Ramberg M, Haga E, Diep LM, Laberg S, Larsson BS, Stanley BH, Miller AL, Sund AM, Grøholt B (October 2014). "Dialectical behavior therapy for adolescents with repeated suicidal and self-harming behavior: a randomized trial". J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 53 (10): 1082–91. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2014.07.003. PMID 25245352.
  3. Hawton K, Witt KG, Taylor Salisbury TL, Arensman E, Gunnell D, Townsend E, van Heeringen K, Hazell P (December 2015). "Interventions for self-harm in children and adolescents". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (12): CD012013. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012013. PMID 26688129.



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