Year: 1978 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.133, (1978), p.111-118 SIEC No: 19820368

This study compares regular follow up of suicidal patients, (by physicians or other agencies) versus an intensive (average contact = 10 sessions), directive social work intervention. 400 cases were randomly assigned to 1 treatment. Results showed no difference in repeat attempts of level of depression, but higher satisfaction & better social adjustment with the social work approach. A high risk group, also assessed, showed greater repeat of self-injury. (KD)