Year: 1971 Source: British Medical Journal, v.1, (1971), p.310-312 SIEC No: 19821020

44 untreated patients were compared with 160 patients who had received either brief (1 or 2 interviews) or more prolonged psychiatric & social help. Subsequent suicide attempts occurred significantly more often among untreated than among treated patients, prolonged treatment being associated with the best prognosis. These findings held good when the untreated & treated groups were controlled for other variables which were found to be correlated with outcome.