An Empirical Study of Different Aftercare Strategies for Patients who Attempted Suicide: The Effect of Psychotherapy on Compliance and Outcome (IN: Psychological Treatment of…, ed. by Daly & Sand)
Moller H J~~Burk F~~et al
To increase the knowledge of psychotherapeutic aftercare treatment, 500 patients who had all attempted suicide by self-poisoning were studied. In the first stage, the compliance & 1-year outcome of the standard care were studied. In the second stage, the effects of motivational efforts & of continuity of care were analyzed. By combining motivational efforts & continuity of care, the researchers did no better in preventing recurrent suicidal behavior than by referring to special suicide services.