Cognitive Therapy for the Prevention of Suicide Attempts: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Brown G K~~Have T T~~et al.
A randomized controlled trial of 120 adults who attempted suicide were evaluated at a hospital emergency department within 48 hours of the attempt to determine the effectiveness of a 10-session cognitive therapy intervention. From baseline to the 18-month assessment, 13 participants in the cognitive therapy group & 23 participants in the usual care group made at least 1 subsequent suicide attempt. Participants in the cognitive therapy group had a significantly lower reattempt rate & were 50% less likely to reattempt suicide than participants in the usual care group. (LC) (43 refs)