Year: 1975 Source: Canadian Psychiatric Association Journal, v.20, no.1, (1975), p.29-33 SIEC No: 19830067

A study of 128 patients attempting suicide found significant differences in repetitive behavior for those who were followed up intensively for a 12 week period. (Normally only 45% of suicide attempters receive psychiatric followup.) Follow-up consisted of daily phone calls for the first week, tapering off to once each 2 weeks at the end. Improvement was noted in suicidal attitudes such as depression, dependent behavior, social isolation, etc.(JA)