Year: 1998 Source: British Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.37, no.4, (November 1998), p.371-379 SIEC No: 19990689

This study examined whether high-risk parasuicide patients showed a deficit in positive future thinking but no increase in negative future thinking, & whether such a deficit could be remedied by a brief, manual-assisted psychological intervention. 34 patients were included in the study, ages 19-49 years. Patients who received the psychological interventin showed a significant improvement in positive future thinking over the follow-up period compared to patients who received treatment as usual.