Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 3p. SIEC No: 19861166

Suicide within a family can lead to deep, chronic depression, based on guilt feelings. The authors recommend an initial course of tranquilizers & antidepressants, stating that detailed therapy can only commence 3-4 weeks after the suicide & that often it is the use of drugs that facilitates psychotherapeutic techniques. 2 refs. NBB