Year: 2001 Source: European Congress on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour, (8th: 2000: Bled, Slovenia), p.281-287 SIEC No: 20041453

This study aimed at determining the risk factors for repeated suicidal behaviour & describing the effects of psychiatric characteristics & treatment on repetition of suicidal behaviour by means of a 5-year follow-up study. A significantly elevated risk for repeating was found for long-term pharmacological treatment during follow-up. Psychotherapeutic treatment was found to reduce the risk for repetition of suicidal behaviour. (17 refs)