Year: 1993 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.87, no.371, suppl., (1993), p.54-56 SIEC No: 19930509

Three different psychological theories of depression, the psychoanalytic, the behavioural, & the cognitive-behavioural, & their psychotherapeutic principles are presented. A common, central aim of these therapies is to prevent suicide. But whenever suicidal ideation becomes dominant, the therapeutic method should be changed to a directive, counselling & reassuring form. (14 refs.)