Year: 1990 Source: Behavior Therapy, v.21, no.4, (Fall 1990), p.403-411 SIEC No: 19911487

The present study evaluated the effectiveness of social problem-solving therapy compared to supportive therapy for treating suicidal older adolescents. The results indicated that problem-solving therapy was more effective than supportive therapy for reducing depression, hopelessness, & loneliness at three month follow-up, but not significantly better at reducing suicidal ideation. This study provides an example of systematic treatment research with suicidal individuals. (35 refs.)